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European Psychiatric Association (EPA)

Mari Fresu
Lara Grosso



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Latest activities

EPA virtual Congress and EPA virtual Forum (July 2020)

EPA “Covid-19 Resource Centre” (link here)

Joint Webinar with EPSU (European Federation of Public Service Unions) on addressing the COVID-19 mental health consequences faced by healthcare professionals

Press releases on the occasion of World Suicide Prevention Day (10 September) and World Mental Health Day (10 October)

Awareness-raising around the theme of self-care on the occasion of the Self-care Week Europe (16-22 November 2020)

New EPA online course on «Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy»

Final Report of joint EPA-GAMIAN project on “Developing trust and effective care for people with depression: Patients and Psychiatrists working in partnership”

First survey of the EPA Ambassadors Programme

Start of the project on “Mapping Psychiatry in Europe” (data collection on psychiatric care, with the support of the EPA NPAs)

Ongoing work on research projects: Recover-E, EBRA, VOT2.

Latest news / achievements

Strengthening the relationship with EU institutions and key actors as:
• EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, who provided a keynote address on the importance of mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic
• Stakeholder network on “COVID-19 mental health support”, established in the frame of the EU Health Policy Platform
• European Medicines Agency (EMA), the EPA was approved as eligible organisation of the EMA network of healthcare professionals’ organisations
• EU Parliament, in July 2020 the EPA has co-organised the virtual meeting of the MEP Alliance for Mental Health with GAMIAN-Europe.

Plans for 2021

EPA virtual Congress (10-13 April 2021) and EPA Forum (10 April 2021)

Advocacy and lobbying activities together with EBC and partner organisations

Communication and research activities related to EPA projects (including the “EPA Ambassadors Programme” and the EPA “Mapping Psychiatry in Europe” project)

Development of training material and improvement of e-learning platform (including features as English subtitles on e-courses)