Main Topics

The Conference programme will be organised around the theme and the below main topics. To address these different topics we already have an impressive and diverse group of key-note speakers confirmed.

1. Mental health care, from theory to outcome

Supporting recovery at the individual, family and community levels, including new theories about mental health issues (e.g. diagnosis validity, continua models), novel interventions and service models, e-health and online approaches, collaborative working approaches, peer-led research and services, engaging successfully with families and informal carers, new assessment and monitoring methodologies (e.g. measurement approaches, wearable technology)

Benedetto Saraceno, Italy
Pim Cuijpers, Netherlands


2. Managing systemic complexity

Public mental health and epidemiological approaches, harnessing big data (e.g. health insurance), managing organisational boundaries (e.g. primary and secondary care, pharmacy, housing, social support, criminal justice), impact of funding arrangements, addressing dual diagnosis and multi-morbidity challenges, evidence-based policy, using improvement / implementation science to support the implementation of innovation, improving human rights, influencing social determinants, advocating for social change.

Mojca Urek, Slovenia
Julian Perelman, Portugal

3. Access inequities

Universal coverage, economic factors, access to mental health care (e.g. national comparisons across Europe), impact of different funding systems, measuring and addressing barriers to access (e.g. low resource settings, difficult to reach groups, language barriers, gender and other sociodemographic characteristics, societal stigma, anticipated discrimination), stigma in health professionals, coercion, case mix analysis of in-system access inequities, national and international inequalities (e.g. Gini coefficient and mental health).

Sara Evans-Lacko, UK
José Miguel Caldas de Almeida, Portugal


4. Cross-cultural learning in mental health

Working with minority groups, personalized medicine, co-production methodologies, global mental health, working across borders to meet transnational needs (e.g. mental health consequences of human trafficking / refugees / migrants), international comparisons, responding to the challenges of economic austerity through institutional transformation, interdisciplinary research.

Crick Lund, South Africa
Bernd Puschner, Germany

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