MENTAL WELLBEING IN SMEs

                                                                                1st Press Release

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The “Mental Wellbeing in SMEs” project responds to the specific needs of employees and managers/owners of SMEs by designing and making available tailor-made resources, tools and strategies to prevent and contrast work-related stress and negative mental health impact of working conditions. The project aims to create and develop a flexible learning offers aiming to promote positive mental health in the workplace adapted to the specific learning needs of owners and employees of SMEs. The project integrates both digital and blended-learning tools, thus supporting the strengthening / acquisition of digital skills among learners.

The expected tangible result of the project is a set of complementary resources to support SMEs owners, line managers and employees to prevent and tackle mental health issues in the workplace through information, education and implementation of practice. The project has a built-in integrated approach which is based on: protective measures, reduction of risk factors, mental health literacy (MHL).

The tools correspond to the following Project Results:

PR1 (Reduced of risk factors): a publicly available and multi-lingual data base that provides a searchable repository of practices, policies and lessons learned in relation to effective promotion of mental health in the workplace applied in the context of SMEs. Users will be able to filter by action areas, implementation activities, sectors and themes, language, and by regions and countries. The aim of this tool is to provide users (primarily: Human Resources Managers, SMEs associations, mental health practitioners, policy and decision makers) practical examples complemented with suitable tools that can be transferred in their context.

PR2 (Mental health literacy-MHL): self-directed e-learning course targeting employees and managers of SMEs and aimed to support the acquisition of skills which will improve their mental well-being in the workplace. This is an accessible tool for any interested company / employees to start a process to create a more positive and healthier environment, thus supporting an improvement in job satisfaction, retention and productivity.

PR3: This PR will be a podcast series where experts and/or SMEs owners from the different countries involved in the project will be interviewed to discuss and provide suggestions to SMEs owners about how to recognize signs of poor mental health and what they could do to respond or to prevent them.

PR4: The Result is a methodological framework on how to engage stakeholders from different levels around the issue of mental health in the workplace in SMEs involving companies, associations of SMEs, mental health and social practitioners, organizations working in the field of health and safety at work, educators, NGOs etc.

The project is funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union; it has a duration of 33 months (01/01/2022 – 01/10/2024) and is implemented by the following organizations:

The organization Danish Committee for Health Education (DCHE) from Denmark (coordinator), in cooperation with:

  • ANZIANI E NON SOLO SOCIETA COOPERATIVA SOCIALE (Italy)
  • K.S.D.E.O. EDRA (Greece)
  • European Health Futures Forum (Ireland)
  • Rightchallenge – Associação (Portugal)
  • Sarkana Krusta medicinas koledza (Latvia)
  • EUROPEAN NETWORK OF ACTIVE LIVING FOR MENTAL HEALTH (Belgium)
  • MIELI Suomen Mielenterveys ry (Finland)

                                                                                                                                             

The European Commission's support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 
 
 

Tomas Soucek has become patron of sport - public awareness event

One game, one soul. This is the motto of an international public awareness event, a football tournament (not only) for people with mental health problems called EASI CUP 2022, which will take place from 11 to 15 July in Pelhřimov. At the same time, a Facebook awareness campaign begins in February, which aims to reach the general public. It will inform about mental health problems, where to seek support in case of mental health problems, but also about the positive impact of exercise and sport on our mental health. One of the best Czech footballers of today, the captain of the Czech national team, the key player of West Ham United and a native of Havlíčkův Brod, Tomáš Souček, took over the patronage of this event. EASI CUP 2022 is organizing the FOKUS Vysočina, which provides comprehensive care for people with mental health problems in the Vysočina region, as part of its 30th anniversary celebrations. The international umbrella organizations EASI and ENALMH are also collaborating on the event.

"We are very pleased that the patronage of this important event was taken over by Tomáš Souček, an excellent footballer, person, but also a native of Vysočina. It's a great example of how professionals can support such an important sport and public awareness event. It sends a positive message to the whole community, "comments Jan Drobný, event manager and vice president of ENALMH.

Tomáš Souček adds: “I am glad that I could to become a patron of EASI CUP 2022, which is also held in the region where I grew up. I believe that such as project can help people with mental health problems to feel better in society, but they will also help dispel the myths associated with their mental health problems. Therefore, I recommend watching the EASI CUP 2022 Facebook page, where a campaign will run, in which professional athletes, mental health professionals, but also people with experience with mental health problems, who can be very inspiring in many respects for all of us, will present themselves in short videos. "

"EASI CUP is an international football tournament for players with experience with mental health problems. Thanks to football, the differences between our handicaps are erased. During the game we are all passionate about scoring, succeeding, experiencing joy together with our team. Our worries and limitations are receding into the background. Sports and exercise help maintain our mental health and well-being. And that is the main message of the whole tournament and the whole event, "says Anna Šimonová, director of FOKUS Vysočina.

“The purpose of the event is to draw attention to the topic of mental health problems, which is still taboo in our society and burdened by many misconceptions and prejudices. At the same time, more and more people in the Europe are suffering from some form of mental health problems. According to the latest statistics, one in five people has experienced it,” summarises Alexandros Oikonomou, president of ENALMH.

The football tournament takes place from 11 to 15 July 2022 at the Pelhřimov football stadium. In addition to many domestic teams, foreign footballers will also present themselves. "The first officially registered foreign teams are, teams from Germany, Holland, England, Scotland, Slovakia, Norway Italy and Spain. The Facebook campaign will start from the middle of February, "adds Jan Drobný, the event's manager.

Greetings from the EΝΑLMH ΝetWork

If we were to sum up 2021 in three words, it'd be "what a ride"!

We went through problems and difficulties and managed to survive as a network. We have successfully completed our main project INALMΗ  and managed to join new European projects, and we plan new project submissions in view of the new call for proposals in March 2022

We believe that 2022 will be even more exciting for ΕΝΑLΜΗ  as we continue to expand. Stay tuned!

Last but not least, we wish you a happy New Year with your loved ones.

Thank you for being a part of our Network

Best Regards

For  the  ENALMH / Network

The The Board of Directors

Magda Tsolaki

From May 4-6 2022, Athens will host the 9th IOPTMH CONFERENCE. Its theme will be Physiotherapy in mental health; what’s next?

The conference is organised by the International Organization of Physical Therapy in Mental Health (IOPTMH), which is subgroup of the World Confederation of Physiotherapy (WCPT / official consultant of the United Nations & the World Health Organization) in collaboration with the Panhellenic Physiotherapists Association / Scientific section "Physiotherapy in mental health" and is held for the first time in Greece. For more information please visit the site: https://www.ioptmh2022.com/

The conference, which will be held in a hybrid manner (physical presence & online) in full harmonization with the Ministerial Decisions and the current Health Protocols for the holding of conferences, is under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Region and the Municipality of Athens while the President of the World Physiotherapy Organization will participate, among others, as a Keynote speaker and will address a greeting. More than 250 Health Professionals from all over the world have participated in the conference.

The cost  for participating is  350 euros. This cost covers the same privileges for the participants with physical and/or online presence and includes

• Access to the conference proceedings and workshops throughout the conference and the Live streaming platform

• Eligibility to offer coffee and light lunch (for attendees with physical presence )

• Sending a certificate of attendance and e-book

HOW TO REGISTER

Please visit the online registration form by clicking on the following link: https://www.research.net/r/GZ39C8Y

The registration amount can be paid only in one of the following banks

PIRAEUS BANK Bank Account Number: 6856 1419 88712 IBAN: GR11 0171 856000 6856 1419 88712 Swift Code / BIC: PIRBGRAA Account Holder: Alpha Public Relations & Integrated Marketing S.A

EUROBANK Bank Account Number:0026 0474 06 0200261009 IBAN: GR 29 026 0474 0000 06 0200261009 Swift Code/BIC: ERBKGRAA Account Holder: Alpha Public Relations & Integrated Marketing S.A

To consider the registration as valid, it is MANDATORY the proof of deposit to be sent to the conference secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The registration will be completed as soon as you receive a reply email from the organizing company up to 5 days after sending the transaction receipt. The cancellation and refund policy is the same as indicated on the registration website https://www.ioptmh2022.com / registration /

We hope to have your participation.

Conference website: https://www.ioptmh2022.com/

Social media Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/IOPTMH2022

Instagram https : //www.instagram.com/ioptmh2022conference/

 

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is a UN day that is celebrated every year on 3 December.

The day is about promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities at every level of society and development, and to raise awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of political, social, economic, and cultural life. WHO joins the UN in observing this day each year, reinforcing the importance of securing the rights of people with disabilities, so they can participate fully, equally and effectively in society with others, and face no barriers in all aspects of their lives.

Annually WHO decides on a theme and develops evidence-based advocacy materials such as brochures, flyers, posters, banners, infographics, and presentations, among others. These materials are shared with partners in government and civil society around the world as well as WHO regional and country offices. At its headquarters in Geneva, WHO organizes an annual IDPD event to educate the public, raise awareness, advocate for political will and resources, and celebrate WHO’s achievements.

 

 

 

Source: https://www.who.int/campaigns/international-day-of-persons-with-disabilities

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The Conference on "Sports and Mental Health", coordinated by the European Network ENALMH-European Network of Active Living for Mental Health,  was successfully completed online on Thursday 4th November. The results of the European project InALMH were presented and experts on mental health field participated.
We'd like to thank all the participants and the MEP Mr. Stelios Kybouropoulos for the greeting he addressed to the Conference.



We invite you to the final conference of the European project "InALMH - Inter-Active Living for Mental Health" which is coordinated by the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health.

The conference will be held online on Thursday, November 4, 2021, from 10:00 to 13:00 CET on "Sports and Mental Health", will present the results of the project and the benefits of sports in mental health.

In order to join our conference, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/inalmh-final-conference-tickets-190372919527

Σας προσκαλούμε στο τελικό συνέδριο του Ευρωπαϊκού έργου “ InALMH - Inter-Active Living for Mental Health” το οποίο συντονίζει το Ευρωπαϊκό Δίκτυο ENALMH (European Network of Active Living for Mental Health.

Το συνέδριο θα διεξαχθεί διαδικτυακά την Πέμπτη 4 Νοεμβρίου  2021, από τις 11:00 έως τις 14:00 (ώρα Ελλάδος) με θέμα «Αθλητισμός και Ψυχική Υγεία», θα παρουσιαστούν τα αποτελέσματα του έργου  και τα οφέλη του αθλητισμού στην ψυχική υγεία.

Για να συμμετάσχετε, κάντε την εγγραφή σας στην παρακάτω φόρμα:

https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/inalmh-final-conference-tickets-190372919527

 

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