Managing mental health system complexity

Complexity is one of the main characteristics of mental health systems that have to include many closely interrelated and interdependent components in order to respond in a coordinated way to the needs of users and carers in the different settings. Managing this complexity requires a comprehensive and collaborative network of services that allows physical and mental health to be addressed together. Promoting partnership, cross-disciplinary and inter-organisational collaboration are increasingly needed to fight fragmentation. Management of mental health systems’ complexity, including innovations in working effectively across cultural, clinical and interdisciplinary borders, is one of the key challenges in mental health provision.

Opening Keynote lecture:
Meeting complexity with complexity: reflections on mental health economics

Martin Knapp, UK
ENMESH Board Member

Closing Keynote lecture:
Human Rights First! From ill person to citizen

Guadalupe Morales Cano, Spain
Director de Fundación Mundo Bipolar, Board Member Mental Health Europe,
Vice Chair ENUSP European Network of (-ex) Users

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