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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.





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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:

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.

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World Mental Health Day is on Sunday, October 10th, and this year, the focus is on Mental Health in an Unequal World. At Spring Health, we’re strongly aligned with the cause — every day, we work to make mental health universally accessible by eliminating every barrier to care.

Mental health conditions are on the rise, and inequality can exacerbate these issues. 

  • Nearly one billion (970 million)people worldwide have a mental health or substance abuse disorder. (Our World in Data, 2018)
  • Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the world, affecting 284 million people. (Our World in Data, 2018). Spring Health, a mental health and wellness benefit, offers support for anxiety and other mental health conditions. 87% of people who used their Spring Health benefit experienced a reduction in anxiety symptoms.

We’re taking this opportunity to highlight the changes needed to address mental health in an unequal world and talk about ways anyone can help.

Global Mental Health Inequalities

The global pandemic, climate crisis, and social upheavals throughout the United States and the world, have highlighted the systemic inequalities disproportionately affecting Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, as well as historically marginalized people at the intersection of various identities. Along with socioeconomic inequities across race, gender identity, and sexual orientation, access to mental health remains unequal.Between 75% and 95%of people with mental health issues in impoverished and developing communities do not have access to any mental health services.

Significant societal changes need to happen in order to address the effects of an unequal world on mental health. And while there’s work to be done, we’re proud to be leaders in the field when it comes to diversity. 47% of our in-network clinicians identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color — 3x the American Psychological Association National Average.



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ENALMH participated in the conference that was organized by "Epioni" about the family carers. The event was held under the auspices of the Municipality of Vari - Voula - Vouliagmeni, the Hellenic Psychiatric Society and was supported by the European Parliament office in Greece. Representatives of organizations across Europe.

The conference was held at the Amarilia Hotel in Vouliagmeni and hosted Mr. Stecy Yghemonos, Director of the Eurocarers Federation, who spoke about the effects of COVID-19 on caregivers across Europe, Dr. Kelly Panayotopoulou who spoke about the prevention of care. Mr. Dimitrios Nikolski referred to the institution of personal assistant representing the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

Ms Noor Seghers from KU Leuven University mentioned good support practices for carers in Belgium. Finally, Mr. Christos Prapas, Lecturer in Applications at the University of West Attica, referred to the importance of caring for carers as a public and community health issue.

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UEFA pledge to European Commission’s HealthyLifestyle4All

Coaches for Health – Feel Well, Play Well also forms the centrepiece of UEFA’s official pledge to the European Commission’s HealthyLifestyle4All, a campaign with similar goals that was also launched at the Bled event and encourages organisations, civil society and public authorities to promote the long-term benefits of sport and healthy lifestyles.

"With this pledge, UEFA shows its crucial role as a partner of the European Week of Sport in promoting a Healthylifestyle4All," said Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, after European football’s governing body became one of the first organisations to pledge support to the EC campaign.

Pilot phase

In this initial pilot phase of Coaches for Health – Feel Well, Play Well, the men’s and women’s coaches of five associations – Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland and Slovenia – will deliver educational messages through 10–30-second videos. Associations will then promote the videos across their main communication channels – social media, newsletters, official websites.

UEFA prepared its messages in consultation with Italian non-governmental organisation Insieme contro il Cancro (Together against Cancer), which provided scientific guidance identifying the campaign’s four key areas of focus: physical activity, nutrition, mental health and substance abuse, particularly alcohol and tobacco abuse.

Mancini: 'Be active… like true champions!'

In his ten-second video for the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Italy coach Mancini says: "Be active and play sports for at least 60 minutes every day. You will feel stronger, more dynamic and more energetic, like true champions!"

As well as Mancini, Bertolini and Van Gaal, five other national team coaches are preparing videos: Willibald Ruttensteiner and Gili Landau, coaches of the Israeli men’s and women’s national sides, Northern Ireland’s men’s national team coach, Ian Baraclough, and Matjaž Kek and Milenko Ačimovič, coaches of Slovenia’s men’s senior and Under-21 sides.

UEFA will use lessons learned from the pilot phase to finetune Coaches for Health – Feel Well, Play Well ready for its pan-European launch to all 55 associations later in October/November.

European Week of Sport 

UEFA has been an official partner of the EC’s European Week of Sport since signing a cooperation agreement with the European Union in 2014. Promoting active and healthy lifestyles is a key objective of this formal framework for cooperation and each year, UEFA schedules its own Grassroots Football Week to run in parallel with the wider EC event.

For the 2021 edition of Grassroots Week, both UEFA and its 55 member associations will highlight the importance of learning the game early in life through national Football in Schools programmes – another indication of UEFA’s long-term commitment to using sport to encourage healthier lifestyles.

EU-UEFA partnership

The EU and UEFA have a long and successful track record of running joint campaigns that use European football’s visibility to promote EU public policy and objectives on healthy lifestyles. As early as 2007, a joint EC-UEFA television advert, broadcast to fans across Europe at half-time in UEFA Champions League matches, was inspired by the EU’s #GetActive campaign.

As UEFA develops a new football and social responsibility strategy, and with the two organisations due to renew their cooperation agreement, the partnership is set to go from strength to strength.

"When your sport is played and followed by millions of people, your actions have an enormous impact on society, especially the young," said Michele Uva earlier this year. "That brings a responsibility that football cannot ignore and is why UEFA has integrated social responsibility into every aspect of its five-year strategy for European football."


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ENALMH in cooperation with the NEFELE network stand next to the victims of the extensive fires that broke out in the island of Evia in Greece. Faced with this unprecedented disaster, we express our solidarity to the fire victims, especially the most vulnerable social groups, experienced in the most devastating way the consequences of climate change. The least we can do during this difficult time is to raise money for helping the people who lost their homes and their villages.

If you want also to help the people of the affected area, you can do it through our bank account.

Account Number 7310 4576 6389


Avenue Luise 65, box B11

1050 – Bruxelles

Name of bank: KBC - Branch Stefania

Address: Stefaniaplein 10-1050 Brussels- Belgium            

Swift code: KREDBEBB

IBAN    BE45 7310 4576 6389

ENALMH is seated in Brussels, Belgium, operates under the A.I.S.B.L. status (Not for profit International Association) and is governed by Title III of the Belgian Law of 27 June 1921.
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