CEPLIS letter to Commissioner Kyriakides regarding Mental Health

January 2024 - The European Council of the Liberal Professions (CEPLIS) recently wrote a letter to the European Commissioner responsible for Health, Stella Kyriakides, which EFPA—as a member of CEPLIS—contributed to and co-signed.

The letter addresses the importance of mental health in European policies, emphasising the need for increased funding and a move towards community-based mental healthcare. The letter also advocates for the implementation of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in healthcare education and highlights the significance of supporting young professionals. It calls for equality of access, incorporating digital skills and telecommunication infrastructure for online treatment and learning.

CEPLIS expresses its willingness to support the Commission's efforts in taking tangible steps to improve European mental health. EFPA was happy to provide feedback on and support the letter, in line with its other continuing steps around mental health advocacy.

Please see the full letter attached.