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


Conference


The conference agenda can be found herepdf(50 KB) Choose translations of the previous link español (es) .

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.

      Conclusions from the conferencepdf(2 MB)

      Conference reportpdf(305 KB)

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 Choose translations of the previous link български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) ;
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.


Position paper of Mental Health Europe on Mental Health and Well-being in Older peoplepdf(82 KB)


Call for submission: the best projects on the support for migrant elders' initiatives wanted:

call for submissionpdf(2 MB)

press releasepdf(45 KB)

application formmsw8(689 KB)

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.


Presentations

28 June 2010
Plenary session 2: "Promoting mental health and providing good care to older people"

Plenary session 3: "Policies on mental health and older people"


Parallel Session 1: Mental health promotion in old age: healthy ageing and wellbeing


Parallel Session 2: Older people in vulnerable situations


Parallel Session 3: Prevention of mental disorders


Plenary Session 4: Feedback from the parallel sessions


29 June 2010
Parallel Session 4: Care and treatment systems


Parallel Session 5: Informal carers


Plenary Session 5: Feedback from the parallel sessions


Plenary Session 6: ROUND TABLE: “Conclusions from the conference and actions to be taken”