22 May 2023

How Mentally Healthy Communities Can Make Us Thrive – EMHW 2023 Policy Event



European Parliament, Brussels 

24 May 2023, 10:00 – 12:00 CET 

Online or room SPAAK 7C50 


Co-hosted by MEP István Ujhelyi, (S&D), MEP Soraya Rodriguez (Renew Europe) & MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos (EPP) 



To mark European Mental Health Week, Mental Health Europe, is delighted to invite you to a high-level hybrid Policy Event at the European Parliament ‘How Mentally Healthy Communities Can Make Us Thrive’. 


This event will be co-hosted by MEP István Ujhelyi (S&D), MEP Soraya Rodriguez (Renew Europe) & MEP Stelios Kympouropoulos (EPP). 


Mental health is a state of well-being in which every individual can realise their full potential, experience the ups and downs of life, and contribute to their community.  Mental health is an integral part of health and a basic human right.  It is also crucial for personal, community and socio-economic development. 


Communities have a substantial role to play in people’s mental health.  They can offer a sense of belonging and meaning, yet they can also leave people out.  In some cases, communities can raise barriers and foster exclusion, while in others they allow for people to thrive without stigma and discrimination.  At home, at work or in schools: communities and environments around us can give or remove the support and skills that people need to flourish. 


As mental health has become a topic of increasing interest in policymaking and with 2023 being the European Year of Skills, this event will focus on how communities can provide understanding, knowledge, skills and support for people to take care of their mental health and cope with ups and downs over the lifetime. 


Browse the agenda and join us to discuss mental health in our communities, schools, workplaces, and at home so that everyone can thrive and flourish at every stage of life.  


We hope you will be able to join us on Wednesday 24 May!



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