Forty years of the Law 180: the aspirations of a great reform, its successes and continuing need

 "The rights-based approach opened by the Law 180 should now take into consideration the new legal situation caused by the CRPD worldwide in the area of individuals’ human rights, especially about the issue of legal capacity and related involuntary care." Roberto Mezzina Roberto Mezzina is the Chair of IMHCN and the …

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Transformation of Mental Health Services in West Wales

  Hywel Dda University Health Board has been working to transform their mental health system. For the last two years they have been developing a community based service, drawing on some of the experience of a twinned service in Trieste. Italy. IMHCN provided facilitated support to the formal twinning collaboration …

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Active citizenship and empowerment in community mental health:  Participative innovations in France and abroad

WHOCC INTERNATIONAL MEETING 29 and 30 MARCH 2018 LILLE, FRANCE «Active citizenship and empowerment in community mental health:  Participative innovations in France and abroad» The 5th international meeting of the WHO-Collaborating Centre of Lille extends an invitation to two days of debate and exchange on how to continue enhancing the …

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Report: The right [and the opportunity] to have a [whole] life Trieste, Italy November 201

  This was an open interactive meeting with an exchange of new thinking, creative ideas and innovative practices. It included study visits to services and programmes, short courses and masterclasses on innovative practices, working groups and expert meetings. Topics: Epidemiology of Rights The issue of migrants and ethnic minorities Bioethics The …

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International Mental Health Congress 18 – 19 July 2017: A Report

International Mental Health Congress                   18 & 19 July 2017 | All Nations Centre, Cardiff          .      We had two inspiring days togerther at our International Mental Health Congress. Partnering with the IMHCN we designed an agenda that explored the 'whole person, whole life, …

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Living with Voices: Presentation by Hywel Davies to the International Mental Health Congress 18th & 19th July 2017, All Nations Centre, Cardiff

Croeso. Welcome. Prynhawn da. Good afternoon Could I ask the meeting to be upstanding to observe one minute’s silence on behalf of all the people in the world diagnosed by psychiatry with schizophrenia who have committed suicide in the past hundred and ten years or so. It’s nice to see …

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International Mental Health Congress Presentations

International Mental Health Congress | 18 & 19 July 2017 | All Nations Centre, Cardiff Electronic copies of presenting materials PDF copies of the presenting slides below. Day 1 Aidan Fowler:  Drivers for change Roberto Mezzina: Italian experiences of a 'Whole life-Whole system' approach Julie Denley: Whole person, whole life Tom …

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International Mental Health Congress, Cardiff, Wales, 18 – 19 July

International Mental Health Congress                   18 & 19 July 2017 | All Nations Centre, Cardiff          .      Join us for two inspiring days at our International Mental Health Congress. Partnering with the IMHCN we have designed an agenda which explores the 'whole person, whole …

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Action Learning Sets in Serbia

The 2016 Action Learning Set Programme in Serbia was a collaboration between The International Aid Network (IAN), Serbia and The International Mental Health Collaborating Network. You can read more about it here.

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Hertfordshire opens its’ Wellbeing College

New Leaf opened its’ doors to the people of Hertfordshire in November – a Wellbeing College built, in part, on the Recovery College Model delivering learning within an adult educational framework across both physical and mental health needs. New Leaf has adopted a universal approach to this model of service …

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