Mental health

Mental health and Well-being


EU high-level conference: "TOGETHER FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING"
Brussels, 13 June 2008


MORNING SESSION

Welcome Remarks: Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Health (View the video .wmv )

Opening Speeches: (View the video .wmv )

  • Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez, Vice-President of the European Parliament
    Opening Speech 
  • Zofija Mazej-Kukovič, EU-Presidency, Minister of Health, Slovenia
  • Marc Danzon, Regional Director, WHO Regional Office for Europe
    Opening Speech, Summary

Guest of Honour:

SETTING THE SCENE - KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

  • Kjell Magne Bondevik, Former Prime Minister of Norway and President of Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights
  • Martin Knapp, Professor of London School of Economics and Social Sciences, United Kingdom
    "Mental Health- the economic dimension"


MINISTERIAL PANELS: ROUND I "ACTION IN KEY SETTINGS"
PARALLEL SESSION A: HEALTHY CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE-LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING


PARALLEL SESSION B: PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH IN WORKPLACE SETTINGS-AN ASSET FOR WORKERS AND COMPANIES

  • Zofija Mazej-Kukovič, EU-Presidency, Minister of Health, Slovenia (Chair)
  • Vladimír Špidla, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities (Opening Speech)
    Improving Mental Health in the European Unionenfr
  • Bernadette Lambrechts, Cabinet of Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Employment, Equality and Equal Opportunities, Belgium
  • Viscount Etienne Davignon, President, CSR Europe/
    Paul Stoffels, Company Group Chairman, Global Research and Development, Pharmaceuticals Johnson & Johnson
    Well-being in the Workplace
  • Juliane Bir, European Trade Union Confederation
    Promoting Mental Health in Workplace Settings fr
  • Conclusions and action points for the "European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being"

AFTERNOON SESSION

ROUND II "MENTAL HEALTH-ADDRESSING POPULATION NEEDS"

Introduction:



PARALLEL SESSION C: DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE-TACKLING THE PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE


PARALLEL SESSION D: COMBATING STIGMA AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION-A RESPONSIBILITY OF EUROPEAN SOCIETIES

PLENARY SESSION : MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING-KEY FACTORS FOR ACTIVE AGEING

  • Gediminas Černiauskas, Vice- Minister of Health, Lithuania (Chair)
  • Didier Houssin, Director General, Ministry of Health, France (Opening Speech)
  • Anne-Sophie Parent, Director, AGE-The European Older People's Platform
    "What can we do to promote mental health of older people?" Summary
  • Conclusions and action points for the "European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being"

DEBATE AND OVERALL CONCLUSIONS ON THE "EUROPEAN PACT FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING"

Chaired by John Bowis, Member of the European Parliament


TOWARDS A EUROPEAN ACTION FRAMEWORK: LAUNCHING THE EUROPEAN PACT FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

Closing remarks and presentation of the "European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being":

  • Zofija Mazej-Kukovič, EU-Presidency, Minister of Health, Slovenia
    Closing Speech
  • Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Health