Tue, Jun 15, 2021

2. 2017 April Consenus Statement: Effective and influential mental health workforce

A multi-disciplinary consensus on Mental Health in Europe

In all European countries the delivery of mental health activities relies on the cooperation of multiple staff groups in order to offer interventions that address the many psycho-social, economic and biological challenges affecting mental wellbeing and mental disorders. Such challenges are particularly prominent at a time of insecurity, austerity, budget cuts and migration. Multi-disciplinary working is therefore essential, since it cannot be expected that any discipline has the competencies or resources to offer a comprehensive range of interventions. 

Representatives of European Mental Health Workforce Associations welcome the opportunity to work in partnership towards an effective and influential mental health workforce in Europe, together with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. 

The European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), is committed to work with 

on the following aims

  • Mapping the status of the mental health workforce in the European Region
  • Planning shared activities to improve mental health services across Europe
  • Advocating for better policy and practice
  • Exploring possibilities to improve effective ways of working of mental health staff
  • Considering joint actions in response to emergencies.

Read the full consensus statement here:  Consensus Statement: Working together towards an effective and influential mental health workforce in Europe