Promotion of Mental Health and Well-being in Older People– Making it happen
Thematic Conference under the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being
Thematic Conference Mental Health and Well-being in Older People organised by the European Commission and the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs of Spain under the auspices of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union
Madrid, 28th - 29th June 2010
Hotel Melia Castilla, Madrid
The conference agenda can be found here .
This was the third in a series of invitation-only events covering mental health throughout the lifespan, in line with the priority areas of the European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being.
Objective of the conference:
1) Raise visibility about the importance of promoting mental health and well-being in older people;
2) Enable an exchange at EU-level on policy activities, good practices by stakeholders and research projects in Member States, supported by the database European Compass for Action on Mental Health and Well-being;
3) Draw conclusions summarising the conference outcomes.
Main themes of the conference:
The conference is structured around five sub-themes:
- Mental health promotion in old age: Healthy ageing and well-being;
- Prevention of mental disorders and promotion of autonomy;
- Older people in vulnerable situations;
- Health systems for care and treatment;
- Supporting the informal carers.
Call for submission: the best projects on the support for migrant elders' initiatives wanted:
call for submission
The first ELAC competition, which is part of the European project "Active Ageing of Migrant Elders Across Europe” (AAMEE) takes place under the patronage of the European Parliament and its supported by the European Commission.
28 June 2010
Plenary session 2: "Promoting mental health and providing good care to older people"
- Promoting mental health and providing good care to older people
Manuel GÓMEZ-BENEYTO, Scientific Coordinator of the Spanish Strategy for Mental Health
Key Messages and actions for mental health and well-being among older people in the EU
Michael HÜBEL, Head of Unit "Health determinants", Directorate General for Health and Consumers, European Commission
The status of Mental Health of Older People in Europe
Antonio LOBO, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Key principles for Mental Health Promotion and Mental Disorder Prevention in Older People: ProMenPol and DataPrev projects
Eija STENGÅRD, THL, Finland
A Radiant Sunset - Promoting Wellbeing in Old Age: Why and How?
Lennart LEVI, Member of Swedish Parliament
Plenary session 3: "Policies on mental health and older people"
- Incorporating older people’s perspective in policy in Scotland
Fiona BORROWMAN, Programme Manager, Mental Health and Well being in Later Life and Dementia, NHS Health Scotland
- Design and implementation of Public Mental Health policies
José Luis LÓPEZ HERNÁNDEZ, Director General of Planning and Evaluation, Regional Ministry of Health and Welfare of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
- Reporting back from the conference on Active Ageing (April 2010, Logroño) / Presentation of Council Conclusions on Active Ageing adopted in June 2010
Purificación CAUSAPIÉ LOPESINO, General Director. Institute of Older Persons and Social Services (IMSERSO). Ministry of Health and Social Policy. Spain
Parallel Session 1: Mental health promotion in old age: healthy ageing and wellbeing
- Mental health promotion in older people
Mima CATTAN, Northumbria University, UK
- Lessons from a European collaboration on healthy ageing
Caroline COSTONGS, Deputy Director, EuroHealthNet
Parallel Session 2: Older people in vulnerable situations
- How to protect the mental health of older people in vulnerable situations
Trudi Nederland, Verwey-Jonker Institute, Netherlands
Alisoun J MILNE
Parallel Session 3: Prevention of mental disorders
- Prevention of mental disorders and support to those mentally ill
Diana DE RONCHI, University of Bologna, Director of the University of Bologna School of Psychiatry
Petronella. J. (Nelleke) VAN 'T VEER-TAZELAAR
Plenary Session 4: Feedback from the parallel sessions
- PS2 – Vulnerable situations: Charles PULL, Luxembourg
- PS3 – Prevention of Mental Disorders: Ray XERRI, Malta
29 June 2010
Parallel Session 4: Care and treatment systems
- Principles of psychogeriatric care and community services. The perspective of Spain and Mediterranean countries.
Raimundo MATEOS, President of the Spanish Psychogeriatric Association, Spain
Parallel Session 5: Informal carers
- Supporting and promoting mental health of informal carers
Robert ANDERSON, President of Eurocarers
Matthias von SCHWANENFLÜGEL
Jesús Norberto FERNÁNDEZ MUÑOZ
Plenary Session 5: Feedback from the parallel sessions
- Reporting back from the conference “Quality of Life and Maltreatment of Elderly in Europe”. (28 June 2010, Madrid)
Francisco TORRES-GONZÁLEZ, University of Granada, Spain
PS5 – Informal carers: Maria J. SAN PÍO, Spain
Plenary Session 6: ROUND TABLE: “Conclusions from the conference and actions to be taken”
- Rocío FERNÁNDEZ-BALLESTEROS
EFPA, European Federation of Psychologists' Associations