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After successful initial event in Budapest 2012 March, the second CARe Europe 2013 Seminar: REFOCUS; TRANSFORMATION OF SERVICES IN A NEW ERA will take place in Tallinn, Estonia on the 7th - 8th of May, 2013.
A keynote speaker Professor Geoff Shepherd will share his 30 years of experience in changing mental health care into community care, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery support. The main focus of his speech will be: how to make organisational changes? What are the key elements which make old systems turn around?
More information about the Seminar Program is available at this url: http://thecareeurope.com/care_europe_seminar_2013_program
Please, send your abstracts for short (max. 20 minutes) presentations before 15th of April 2013. For professionals and activists who are interested in this Seminar the participation fee is 150 EUR. Registration at: CARe@theCAReEurope.com .
At 30 and 31 March 2012 an interesting conference will take place in the beautiful centre of Budapest. This meeting is organised by CARe Europe in collaboration with Elte University and Global Initiative on Psychiatry.
More information can be found at:
At the conference knowledge will be shared about the transition of institutional care towards community care (and the role of professional training and education).
28 March is dedicated to rehabilitation and recovery oriented care according to the CARe Approach. 29 March is a conference which provides an overview of developments throughout Europe. It is also possible to attend either one of both days.
Contributions are welcome. Please respond before February 15 th to Jodee Bugarszki-Lim mail: email@example.com
At the moment no events are planned.
On October 14th 2010, during World Mental Health week, GIP organized a conference at the European Parliament in Brussels. The conference was the final activity of a two year EU project titled: Increasing Recognition of Mental Heath as an Integral Part of European Development Assistance in Four EU Countries. The goal of the project was to raise awareness in four countries of the European Union (as well as at the EU-level and among other development actors) about mental health as a developmental aid issue.
GIP also celebrated her 30th anniversary at this event!
14.00 - 17.00 International Conference on Mental Heath as an Integral Part of European Development Assistance
GIP 30 years of Global Action for Mental Health!
Leonidas Donskis - Member of the European Parliament
Robert van Voren - Chief Executive GIP
Mahesan Ganesan - Psychiatrist, Sri Lanka
Joseph Mbatia - Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Melvyn Freeman - Ministry of Health, South Africa
John Bowis - Former UK Minister of Health and former MEP
Benedetto Saraceno - Former director mental health World Health Organization and Chair GIP board
Closing Conference of the Mental Health Battle - On April 7th 2010 in Amersfoort
On World Health Day the winners of the Mental Health Battle were announced! For more information about this event click here.
Program 13.30 – 16.00 hours:
The key speaker Florence Baingana (psychiatrist and public health specialist from Uganda) will talk about mental health projects in low-income countries. Robert van Voren (director GIP) will share the successes and failures of 30 years development aid and Willem van der Put (director HealthNet TPO) will present his complete film 'Psychiatry unchained'. Finally the outcome of the essays will be presented and the winners will be announced! The winning team will visit a mental health project in Burundi.
Where: Symfora/Zon & Schild, Utrechtseweg 266 in Amersfoort.
On October 14th 2009 GIP and HealthNet TPO organized a Conference on Mental Health and Development Aid in Amersfoort. It was a great succes and there where 90 to 100 people, read more
A GIP conference entitled "Double Stigma - Double Challenge": Putting Mental Health and HIV/AIDS on the International Agenda, was held on 9 November 2007 in The Hague. The conference served as a venue for a lively discussion about the inter-linkages between HIV/AIDS and mental health in Africa, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Southeastern Europe.
To view the presentations made at the conference, please select from the links below:
Presentation by Robert van Voren, Chief Executive, GIP
Presentation by Dr Vladimir Poznyak, Coordinator of Management of Substance Abuse Team, Dept of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, WHO
Presentation by Prof. Melvyn Freeman, WHO Expert on Mental Health & HIV/AIDS, South Africa
Presentation by Jana Javakhishvili, Regional Coordinator of Mental Health & HIV/AIDS (MAIDS) Program in Caucasus & Central Asia
Presentation by Marina Stojanovic, Director, MAIDS Expert Center-Serbia
Presentation by David Kazaishvili, Director, MAIDS Expert Center-Georgia
Presentation by Maratbek Bozgunchiev, Director, MAIDS Expert Center-Kyrgyzstan
Presentation by Godfrey Mabiriizi, Kamwokya Christian Caring Community, Uganda
Presentation by Sergej Koren, AIDS Foundation EastWest, Russia
Presentation by Dragan Sormaz, Director, AID+, Serbia
Presentation by Annemiek Schade, Psychiatrist, GGZ BuitenAmstel, Amsterdam
For information on further conferences and events please check this page regularly.