A presentation of the Joint Experiences&Local Mental Health Systems project was given by Pino Pini at the Capacity Building Seminar, Mental Health Europe, Brussels 29/04/2017
Florence 14 November 2016
On the 12th November 2016 at the Circolo ricreativo Casa della Cultura of Florence the Mental Health National Platform has been formally established.
The Platform which was launched some years ago by Mental Health Europe and Italian Association for MentalHealth (AISMe), has been subscribed by the following national and regional associations: National Association for Mental Health Communty Living (Associazione Nazionale Residenze per la Salute Mentale –AIRSAM-, AISMe, Tuscany Network of Mental Health Associations (Coordinamento Regionale Toscano delle Associazioni di Salute Mentale) and National Network of Mental Health associations (Unione Nazionale Associazione per La Salute Mentale -UNASAM-).
The main aims of the Platform are: 1) to develop a society where mental health and wellbeing are highligthed in the agenda of all policies both at local and national level 2) to strenghten the independent voice of users and relatives associations 3) to set up initiatives in order to faciltate the active participation of the above mentioned user and relative associations through close collaboration with mental health services, statutroy and not statutory organizations.
President for the Platform is Donatella Miccinesi, Vicepresident Maria Grazia Bertelloni.
“ How to make the person protagonist through the support of the community and the network of services” Florence (Italy) 13 April 2016, click here for program
For many years Mental Health Europe (MHE), has been calling for wider recognition of the crisis of confidence in the increasingly biological/neurological approach taken by Western psychiatry as well as for action in order to change this culture within mental health services including through the adoption of a human rights-based approach. Following on from our work on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and the adoption of the “Bucharest Manifesto” developed by MHE’s expert group -the Beyond the Biomedical Paradigm Taskforce (BBP Taskforce) – MHE has turned its attention towards the forthcoming revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10) which will become ICD-11 when it is adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2018.
In light of this, we are circulating this questionnaire to seek the views of the mental health community on this matter including mental health professionals, organisations active in the field of mental health, users of mental health and their families and carers.
If you would like to help contribute to the dialogue regarding the revision process, please answer the questionnaire at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZYMP9NJ. The questionnaire is short and should only take a few minutes of your time! Please only answer the questions you feel comfortable with as not all questions are mandatory, if you feel that you do not have the requisite expertise to answer the question you may leave it blank or in some cases, answer ‘I don’t know’.
Dead line for answers to the questionnaire is the end of February
To know more about the MHE BBPTF and of its work on ICD-10 revision please open the following links:
The Prato Hearing Voices Group and the Joint Experiences & Local Mental Health Systems project
How to facilitate the development of independent self-help groups and associations
below the presentation of AISMe