ENALMH for International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023

ENALMH Commits to Advancing Mental Health Inclusivity on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023

On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2023, the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health (ENALMH) reaffirms its commitment to fostering inclusivity and advancing mental well-being for individuals with disabilities across Europe. Aligned with the theme "United in action to rescue and achieve the SDGs for, with and by persons with disabilities," ENALMH recognizes the intersectionality of mental health and disability and pledges to be at the forefront of initiatives that prioritize both.

Empowering Mental Well-being for All

ENALMH acknowledges the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, particularly in the realm of mental health. Mental well-being is a fundamental aspect of overall health, and the network is dedicated to ensuring that individuals with disabilities have equal access to resources and support that promote mental health inclusivity.

Key Initiatives for International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

  1. 1. Inclusive Active Living Programs: ENALMH will launch inclusive active living programs designed to cater to individuals with disabilities. These programs will emphasize the holistic benefits of physical activity for mental well-being, irrespective of ability.
  1. 2. Collaborative Partnerships: ENALMH will forge partnerships with disability advocacy organizations, healthcare professionals, and community groups to create a collaborative network that champions mental health inclusivity.
  1. 3. Accessible Resources: The network will develop and disseminate resources that provide accessible information and support for individuals with disabilities seeking to enhance their mental well-being through active living practices.
  1. 4. Public Awareness Campaigns: ENALMH will initiate public awareness campaigns to challenge stereotypes and stigmas associated with mental health and disability. The goal is to create a more inclusive and understanding society.

ENALMH invites individuals, organizations, and advocates joining hands in this collective effort. By working together, we can create a society where mental health inclusivity is a reality for all, regardless of ability.