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Health & Consumer Voice - December - 2008 Edition

New video on mental health

Breaking the stigma around mental illness is one of the Commission’s priorities. This video, presented by the European Commission on the occasion of World Mental Health Day on 10 October 2008, highlights examples of successful initiatives such as the European Alliance Against Depression and initiatives promoting corporate social responsibility in the workplace.

The video also reports on the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being, a very important initiative in this field, launched by Commissioner for Health, Ms Androulla Vassiliou in June 2008 at an EU high-level conference. The Pact will aim to promote mental health at all levels, by assisting governments and stakeholders to pool good practice from across Europe, in partnership with the WHO, and to formulate recommendations and action plans.

The video is available at the following URL:

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/press/index_en.htm