Mental health

Second EU Mental Health Compass Forum

Luxembourg, 8-9 June 2017



About the Conference

The second Annual EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being took place in Luxembourg on 8-9 June 2017. The event was aimed to diverse stakeholders such as policy makers and Member State representatives, non-governmental stakeholders from advocacy groups and care organisations, as well as mental health care providers, professionals, and service users. The purpose of the Forum was to discuss the implementation of policy recommendations of the Joint Action European Framework for Action on Mental Health and Well-being and the outcomes of activities related to the work of the EU Compass during 2016-2017.

The focus of this year’s Forum was Mental Health at Work, Mental Health at Schools, and Prevention of Suicide. In line with this, an EU Compass scientific paper on the theme of mental health at work was presented and both days included interactive break-out sessions to discuss the key topics. Moreover, the results of the annual EU Compass surveys regarding the activities of member States and stakeholders in mental health were presented.

The Forum invited participants to discuss the three annual themes, draw conclusions on the EU Compass scientific paper, and propose ideas to further improve mental health at work, in schools and as regards the prevention of suicide in EU Member States.

Organisers: Consortium led by the Trimbos Institute in the Netherlands together with the NOVA University of Lisbon, the Finnish Association for Mental Health and EuroHealthNet under the EU Health Programme (2014-2020) in the frame of a service contract with the Consumer, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency (Chafea) acting under the mandate from the European Commission.

Please contact Vianey Zwezerijnen ( if you would like to be invited to the Forum.


Programme of the Conference


Video recording

The Conference was broadcast live, see the video recording: