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Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2023-2025 - EFPA accepted as partner

February 13, 2024
As the umbrella organization in Europe for national psychologists’ associations, EFPA is delighted to be one of the official campaign partners of Safe and healthy work in the digital age 2023-2025 to create safer and healthier workplaces for everyone’s benefit.
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EFPA participates in European Pain Federation research

January 31, 2024
Through December 2023 to January 2024, EFPA supported two initiatives by the European Pain Federation (EFIC).
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EFPA aligns work planning with WHO pan-European Mental Health Coalition for 2023 to 2025 mandate

January 31, 2024
January 2024 - Following EFPA's participation in the WHO pan-European Mental Health Coalition from 2021 to date, EFPA has renewed commitment to collaborating with WHO Europe and the other stakeholders involved in the Coalition for the 2023-2025 period.
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EU Belgian Presidency Conference on Mental Health and Work

January 31, 2024
On 30-31 January 2024 the Belgian Presidency of the EU hosted the Conference on Mental Health and Work. 
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EFPA provides feedback on EBC's Rethinking Schizophrenia Policy Report

January 31, 2024
January 2024 - The European Brain Council's Rethinking Schizophrenia Policy Report considers feedback from various stakeholders with expertise in the area of schizophrenia, including the prominent inclusion of the voices of those with lived experience.
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Belgian presidency of the Council of EU: health related events

January 30, 2024
On the 1st of January, Belgium assumed the Presidency of the Council of the EU.  
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European Quality Assurance and Recognition System in higher education

January 30, 2024
The European Federation of Psychologists´ Associations (EFPA) appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the consultation on a blueprint for a Joint European Degree, as well as on plans around quality assurance and attractive higher education careers.
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EFPA attends 1st SafeHabitus Policy Seminar – “Mental health and well-being of farmers”

January 25, 2024
January 2024 - The seminar “Mental health and well-being of farmers” considers the unique challenges faced by the farming community.
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United Nations - Pact for the Future. The European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) and partners contribute ideas

January 19, 2024
The United Nations is preparing for the Summit for the Future, “a high-level event, bringing world leaders together to forge a new international consensus on how we deliver a better present and safeguard the future” which will take place in September 2024. 
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CEPLIS letter to Commissioner Kyriakides regarding Mental Health

January 12, 2024
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.
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The Global Psychology Alliance publishes a population climate action framework

December 15, 2023
The emphasis in the framework is on how psychology can support individuals, communities, organizations, and nations to address the climate crisis through a ‘Population Climate Action Framework’.
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Own Initiative Report on mental health - European Parliament resolution of 12 December 2023

December 12, 2023
December 2023 - EFPA welcomes the European Parliament's resolution of 12 December 2023 on mental health. 
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UN Geneva event “Emotions – A missing link towards delivering the SDGs and long-term sustainability?”

December 7, 2023
On 29 November 2023, a cutting edge event was held at the UN Geneva Palais des Nations put on by the UN SDG Lab as part of their series “So What’s Next?”.  
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WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) guidelines

November 20, 2023
November 2023 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the third edition of the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) guidelines, providing updated recommendations for the treatment of mental health, neurological, and substance use disorders.
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EFPA welcomes the EPSCO Council Report: "Conclusions on mental health"

November 10, 2023
November 2023 - In a significant step forward for mental health policy, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO) has issued a report: "Conclusions on mental health" in which it endorses a range of important steps forward for European mental health.
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World Mental Health Day: Oct 10, 2023

October 9, 2023
For World Mental Health Day—10th October 2023— this year the WHO has chosen the theme of mental health as a universal human right.  The World Health Organisation emphasises the fundamental importance of access to a high standard of mental health support:
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EFPA responds to President von der Leyen’s September 2023 State of the Union address

September 25, 2023
On 13 September 2023 in Strasbourg European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered a State of the Union address which highlighted some of the European Commission's current priorities.
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European Commission stakeholder event on the new EU approach to mental health: EFPA participates

September 25, 2023
The European Commission Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health process got back in action for the Autumn on Thursday 21st September 2023 with an event, attended by EFPA...
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Factsheets on well-being and mental health in schools

September 14, 2023
September 2023 - The European Commission and the Network of Experts on the Social Dimension of Education and Training have created a series of factsheets on well-being and mental health in schools.
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Second WHO Symposium on the Future of Health Systems in a Digital Era in the WHO European Region

September 8, 2023
Porto, Portugal and online on 5-6 September 2023.
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EFPA co-signs letter to EPSCO Council for action on mental health

August 28, 2023
EFPA was happy to join with the European Brain Council, the European College of Neuropharmacology, EUFAMI, the European Psychiatric Association, the Federation of Neuroscience Societies and GAMIAN Europe in a joint letter to the Minister of Health of Spain, Dr. José Manuel Miñones Conde, regarding the Informal Ministerial Meeting EPSCO (Health) focusing on improving mental health in the EU 
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Notice nature to improve your mental health and encourage conservation

August 22, 2023
Issue 605: The health of humans and ecosystems is interconnected and the claim that well-being benefits from connectedness to nature is well-documented. This study clarifies the impact of citizen science projects and ‘noticing good things innature’
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The Global Psychology Alliance publishes a white paper on population health

August 11, 2023
In this white paper, Global Psychology Alliance (GPA) reflects upon how psychology fit within a population health framework.
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EFPA General Assembly in Brighton elects new Board of Directors

July 11, 2023
At the EFPA General Assembly meeting in Brighton of Saturday, July 8, 2023 the delegates elected a new EFPA Board of Directors. New elected Directors were: Caterina Arcidiacono (Italy), John Francis Leader (Ireland) and Robertas Povilaitis (Lithuania) Leaving Directors were: Eleni Karayianni (Cyprus) and Koen Lowet (Belgium).
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H-WORK project participating in two insightful events at ECP2023

July 3, 2023
We are delighted to announce that the H-WORK project will be participating in two insightful events at the European Congress of Psychology (ECP2023), taking place in Brighton (UK) at the Brighton Centre.
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Considering ‘A New EU Approach To Mental Health’—EFPA responds to the European Commission's statement on the EU’s Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health

July 3, 2023
On the commencement of the European Congress of Psychology 2023 in Brighton (UK), the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) notes the importance of taking a unified and comprehensive approach to mental health.
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EFPA confirms no continued collaboration with the Russian Psychological Society

June 20, 2023
The General Assembly of EFPA, in its meeting held on June 1st, 2022, took a decision to expel the Russian Psychological Society from EFPA's membership.
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Aristotle Prize 2023 goes to Prof. Giuseppe RIVA (Italy)

June 16, 2023
The EFPA Awarding Committee selected the recipient of the Aristotle Prize for 2023: Prof. Giuseppe Riva from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart Milan (IT)
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Comenius Early Career Psychologist Award goes to Dr. Rianne KOK (Netherlands)

June 16, 2023
The EFPA Awarding Committee selected the recipient of the Comenius Early Career Psychologist Award: Dr. Rianne KOK from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL)
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Robert ROE Memorial Award goes to Prof. em. Ingrid LUNT (UK)

June 16, 2023
The EFPA Awarding Committee selected the recipient of the Robert Roe Memorial Award for 2023: Ingrid Lunt, Emeritus Professor University Oxford (UK)
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Press Release: 4th European Mental Health Week

June 13, 2023
Mental Health Europe (MHE) is proud to host the 4th edition of the European Mental Health Week, with a strong focus on promoting mentally healthy communities to support well-being at every stage of life.
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EFPA participates in European Mental Health Week 2023

May 25, 2023
EFPA was delighted to host a panel event: 'European Mental Health: A comprehensive and unified approach' on Monday 22nd May 2023.
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EFPA @European Parliament meeting MEPs about 'Plan, Act, Change' - A comprehensive approach to Mental Health in Europe

May 3, 2023
March 21, 2023 EFPA was delighted to attend the MEP Alliance for Mental Health and the Coalition for Mental Health and Well-Being's meeting on ‘A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health: Plan, Act, Change’.
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World Health Day April 7

April 6, 2023
On 7 April 2023—World Health Day—the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations (EFPA) joins many around the world today in marking 75 years since the establishment of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and recognising its important work in promoting public health.
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EFPA replies to European Commission Call for Evidence 'A comprehensive approach to mental health'

February 17, 2023
EFPA welcomes a recognition of the importance of ensuring that EU and national policies proactively promote good mental health, as well as work to prevent, mitigate and respond to mental health challenges.
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EFPA Awards 2023: Call for nominations

February 2, 2023
EFPA's Member Associations,  Associate and Affiliate Members are invited to make nominations
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ICRC - International Committee Red Cross is hiring clinical psychologist

January 9, 2023
Vacancy: clinical psychologist at ICRC - international posting
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ESPLAT conference in Umeå: Abstract submission until January 20th

December 20, 2022
"Learning and Teaching Psychology in a Changing World" We welcome submissions for the ESPLAT-conference 2023 until January, 20th, 2023: This conference will be hosted by the University of Umeå from June, 14 until 16, 2023
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ECP2023 Brighton: Submission deadline is fast approaching!

December 20, 2022
Deadline submissions: 10 January 2023
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EFPA calls for comprehensive EU action on mental health

November 15, 2022
At the Czech EU Presidency Conference entitled ‘Resilient Mental Health in the EU’ taking place today , EFPA President Christoph Steinebach underlined the importance of ensuring attention for the mental health of the most vulnerable.
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WHO and ILO call for measures to tackle mental health issues at work

October 21, 2022
An estimated 15% of working-age adults have a mental disorder at any point in time.  Depression and anxiety are estimated to cost the global economy US $1 trillion each year driven predominantly by lost productivity. People living with severe mental health conditions are largely excluded from work despite participation in economic activities being important for recovery.  
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World Mental Health Day October 10, 2022

October 7, 2022
EFPA calls for comprehensive, sustained and meaningful EU-level action on mental health.
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2nd International Symposium on Crisis, Disaster, Emergency and Trauma Psychology

September 26, 2022
Global Emergencies - Local Preparedness In line with this year’s World Mental Health Day (Oct 10) theme and to commemorate the day, EFPA SC Disaster, Crisis, Emergency and Trauma Psychology together with the Cyprus Psychologists Association and the University of Cyprus invite to important symposium.  
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Calling on all community psychologists in Napoli ICCP 21- 24 September 2022

September 22, 2022
Want to be part of our project on psychology and climate change? Join the EFPA working group!
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Vacancy: International assignement for multi-lingual Staff Mental Health and Psychosocial Support professionals at the International Committee of the Red Cross

June 17, 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross has a vacancy  for multi-lingual Staff Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (Staff MHPSS) professionals going on international missions.
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Vacancy: International assignement for a multi-lingual clinical psychologist at the International Committee of the Red Cross

June 17, 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross has a vacancy  for a multi-lingual Clinical Psychologist, to to deal with trauma, violence and depressions etc...
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EFPA Member Associations have voted to expel the Russian Psychological Society from EFPA

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022 A meeting of EFPA’s General Assembly took place today, June 1, 2022, at which the Member Associations in General Assembly took the unanimous decision to expel the Russian Psychological Society from EFPA.
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Psychology at the UN in Geneva

April 25, 2022
The Federation of Swiss Psychologists (FSP), the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) are pleased to announce the collaborative development of a presence for the science and profession of Psychology at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva.
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CALL: seeking volunteer psychologist representatives for UN Geneva team

April 25, 2022
The Federation of Swiss Psychologists (FSP), the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA), and the American Psychological Association (APA) are collaborating to develop a presence for the science and profession of Psychology at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva.
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World Health Day 2022

April 6, 2022
On World Health Day 2022, EFPA makes the link between our climate and our health, and looks forward to European Mental Health Week.  
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Statement from EFPA concerning the war in Ukraine and action in relation to the EFPA membership of the Russian Psychological Society

March 3, 2022
EFPA and its member associations strongly condemn the war started by the Russian government on the Ukrainian people. As the days pass the evidence mounts that this war causes unspeakable and intolerable human suffering.
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EFPA Statement: European Psychology response to current conflict

February 24, 2022
The serious conflict developing in Eastern Europe brings about great concern.
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Vacancy : International assignement for a Clinical Psychologist at the International Committee of the Red Cross

February 18, 2022
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has an international assignment vacancy for a Clinical Psychologist.  
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The European Psychologist (EP) special issue on COVID has now been released

February 4, 2022
January 2022: 'Psychology, Global Threats, Social Challenge, and the COVID-19 Pandemic: European Perspectives '  
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The European Journal of Psychology Open (EJPO) special issue on COVID has now been released

February 4, 2022
January 2022:  'Perspectives on the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Across the World' (Part 1 & 2)
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EFPA Season's Greetings!

December 24, 2021
And a message from EFPA president Christoph Steinebach.
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COVID19 Survey II - GAMIAN-Europe

December 14, 2021
A survey developed by GAMIAN-Europe and the European Psychiatric Association
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November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Gender Violence against Women

November 23, 2021
Migrant women -The intersectional features of gendered violence ECPA (European Community Psychologists Association) and EFPA join the UN in celebrating the 25th November as a worldwide International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and propose all EFPA members and affiliated associations to join them.
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World Mental Health Day October 10, 2021

October 7, 2021
Joint statement EFPA/RECOVER-E Mental health care for all: let's make it a reality
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Early bird registration 20th EAWOP Congress (Jan 11-14, 2022)

September 27, 2021
Book your place before October 29, 2021 and receive up to a 20% discount.
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Consultancy offer for Child Psychologist for EU funded project CLEAR-Rights

August 10, 2021
In the framework of the EU-funded CLEAR Rights project, led by Terre des Hommes Hungary, the organisation Defence for Children International - Belgium is looking for a psychologist with experience in the field of child justice.
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Psychology and the Environmental Crisis - Special issue EP out now

July 19, 2021
Guest editors: Tony W. Wainwright, Kateriina Salmela-Aro and Margarida Gasper de Matos. In light of @COP26 the issue is free access until the end of 2021. See Katarina, Tony and Margarida commenting on the special edition here   
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EFPA at ICP2020+ now!

July 19, 2021
Several contributions now live!
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European Congress of Psychology 2022 : Call for abstracts now open!

July 11, 2021
17th European Congress of Psychology July 5-8, 2022 Ljubljana/Slovenia The Scientific Programme Committee is pleased to invite colleagues from around the world to submit their abstracts for papers to be presented at the 17th European Congress of Psychology - ECP 2022. 
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EFPA GA elects Katerina Bartosova (CZ) to Executive Council

June 29, 2021
At the EFPA online General Assembly today, the delegates elected a new member to the Executive Council: Katerina Bartosova from Czech Republic.
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World Health Day: EFPA calls EU to make EU4Health count 4MentalHealth2

April 6, 2021
In coming together to celebrate this year’s World Health Day, EFPA welcomes the European Commission announcement on 26 March that the €5.1bn EU4Health programme is coming into force. EFPA particularly welcomes the focus on improving and fostering health, enhancing accessibility of healthcare, and strengthening healthcare systems.
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MHE is looking for an Advocacy and Policy Officer

January 22, 2021
Mental Health Europe (MHE) seeks to expand its dynamic team in Brussels by hiring an Advocacy and Policy Officer. 
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EFPA AWARDS 2021 postponed to European congress of psychology July 2022

November 27, 2020
As a result of the postponing of the ECP 2021 to July 2022 the call for nominations for the EFPA awards 2021 has been rescheduled to end of 2021 and the awards will be presented at the European congress in July 2022 in Ljubljana.
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UN Day for the Elimination of Gender Violence against women and girls

November 24, 2020
ECPA (European Association of Community Psychologists) and EFPA Community Psychology standing committee, join the UN in celebrating the 25th of November as a worldwide International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women
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EFPA calls for equal access to education and mental health support for all Europe’s children.

November 19, 2020
Nov 19, 2020 The 2020’s celebration of World Children’s Day coincides with the unprecedented measures that have been implemented worldwide due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, affecting children's and adolescents’ rights to education and (mental) health
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EFPA asks for significant investment in capacity building for psychological services

October 8, 2020
Oct 8, 2020 Oct 10, 2020 World Mental Health Day: Without a concurrent, increased focus on mental health, the current increase in mental health issues will translate to long term significant mental and physical health issues for individuals and populations.
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Humanity needs psychology and psychologists now more than ever

August 17, 2020
Aug 17, 2020 Humanity needs psychology and psychologists now more than ever. EFPA, along with around 60 other psychologists’ associations around the globe, collaborated on a statement highlighting the field’s critical contributions and why we need them.
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November 20, 2019: World Children's Day

November 14, 2019
Psychologists must use their influence to drive change for the most marginalized and deprived children. Advocacy of children rights should be initiated by psychologists at all levels, taking a human-rights based approach to their practice and advocacy in legislation and policy making. 
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October 10, 2019: World Mental Health Day 2019: Suicide is largely preventable

October 7, 2019
Psychological care and knowledge can save lives. Changing of meanings that increase suicide ideation, reducing hopelessness, promoting skills development, fostering communication, and improving it; are all core activities of psychologists. 
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September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day: Working together to prevent suicide

September 10, 2019
Globally, more than 800.000 people die yearly due to suicide. It is a public-health issue that needs cooperation of professionals from different disciplines, as well as lay public. 
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World Health Day 2019: Europe still lacking sufficient coverage of psychological care

April 4, 2019
April 7: Europe is still lacking sufficient coverage of psychological care
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