The theme for the 2023 European Mental Health Week is ‘Mentally Healthy Communities’. Mental health is universal and essential for the well-being of any thriving society. This year’s Awareness Week will focus on improving learning and understanding about mental health in communities, schools, workplaces, and homes, ensuring that everyone can thrive and flourish at every stage of life.
MHE is excited to announce that on Wednesday 24th May, a high-level hybrid Policy Event ‘How Mentally Healthy Communities Can Make Us Thrive’ will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels where key policy recommendations will be released. These recommendations will focus on empowering communities to be inclusive and assist individuals with the support and skills they need to flourish.
The policy recommendations aim to provide comprehensive understanding of the social, cultural, and relational factors impacting mental health. While individual skills are important, structural changes must be put in place to enhance protective factors and mitigate risk factors related to broader socio-economic and environmental determinants of mental health.
During the European Mental Health Week, MHE will offer a diverse range of online events, resources, and social media activities aimed at promoting mental wellbeing. MHE members, partners, and organizations across Europe will be hosting events and initiatives throughout the week, highlighting the importance of mental health in all aspects of life.
This Awareness Week is an opportunity for everyone to come together, exchange views about mental wellbeing, share stories, and highlight the need for adequate knowledge and learning about mental health in communities, schools, workplaces, and homes, so everyone can thrive regardless of their age or life stage. Join MHE in promoting mentally healthy communities in Europe and beyond.
For further information about Mental Health Europe, please visit www.mhe-sme.org and for more information about the European Mental Health Week, please browse and stay tuned www.mhe-sme.org/emhw.