21 January 2020

MHE publishes Finnish Presidency Scorecard

Mental Health Europe (MHE) released a Scorecard measuring performance of the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July-December 2019) in relation to mental health and human rights.


What is the Scorecard about?


To engage with and to monitor the performance of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union, MHE has devised a scorecard system. We use it to evaluate each Presidency’s commitment to and promotion of mental health. It is based on the following criteria:

  • Promotion of mental health and well-being
  • Commitment to the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities
  • The involvement and empowerment of users of mental health services


How successful was the Finnish Presidency in terms mental health & human rights? 

  • The Finnish Presidency has notably made a commitment to promote the well-being in all policies. It made the “economy of well-being” one of its key priorities for its mandate.
  • Mental health and well-being were regular topics of discussions throughout the six-month mandate. The Presidency is leaving us with the concrete invitation to issue a European Mental Health Strategy.
  • While appreciating the efforts and commitment to bring mental health at the forefront of discussions in the EU agenda, users of mental health services where not consistently involved throughout the discussions.
  • We invite the Government of Finland to continue its admirable work to promote positive mental health, prevent mental ill-health and protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities.


Download the Scorecard to find out more about the Finnish Presidency’s score HERE.
To see a list of Scorecards measuring the performances of the previous Presidencies, click HERE.

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