A great Transnational Partner Meeting took place in Avezzano, Italy, hosted by the Italian partner Leonardo Progetti Socialli Onlus , with the participation of all the additional partners:Iasis Amke Athens,  Budapest Association for International Sports and Enalmh - The European Network of Active Living for Mental Health.

Partners discussed about the implementation of the Semi-Marathons that will be implemented during April 2023 for promoting Mental Health awareness through sports within the Finish Line Project (PR. N. 101050668).

EPIONI organizes for the 3rd year the event "Caregivers and Depression". The event will take place on October
7, 2022 at 15:00 at the Amarilia Hotel in Vouliagmeni and will be broadcast online. ENALMH is one of the participant organizations.

"Caregivers and Depression" will host notable speakers. Psychiatrist Mr. Dimitrios Kontis will present the topic
"Caring for caregivers with depression". Psychiatrist Mr. Dimitrios Roukas will refer to the epidemiological data of
depression in Greece. Psychiatrist Mr. Dimos Dimelis will speak about suicide in depression.
Finally, Dr Kelly Panagiotopoulou will refer to the hidden depression of the caregiver and the director of the
European federation Eurocares Mr. Stecy Yghemonos will make a presentation on the topic "European Care
Strategy and Informal Caregivers"

The conference is under the auspices of the Office of the European Parliament in Greece, the Region of Attica,
the Municipality of Vari - Voula - Vouliagmeni and the Hellenic Psychiatric Association and is held in association
with mental health organizations from Greece.

Link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82634492233



                                                                     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:

  • K.S.D.E.O. EDRA (Greece)
  • European Health Futures Forum (Ireland)
  • Rightchallenge – Associação (Portugal)
  • Sarkana Krusta medicinas koledza (Latvia)
  • 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.


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


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

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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/

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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

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:


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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Source: https://www.springhealth.com/supporting-mental-health-in-an-unequal-world/



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.

More information abou "Epioni": https://epioni.gr/


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."


Article's sourcehttps://www.uefa.com/returntoplay/news/026d-1351b93fedea-be18f2efb92d-1000--europe-s-national-team-coaches-to-promote-healthier-lifestyles/


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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

In less than two years operation ENALMH develops institutional initiatives across Europe, meets the Sport sector in a EURO level event and spreads the message of Active Living for Mental Health.


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Towards a new chapter of EU policies on Physical Activity and Mental Health.

The ordinary General Assembly 2020 of ENALMH took place on June 26, 2020 with the active participation of the members of the network.

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ENALMH at the big sport events

Official Sponsor of the EHF EUROs 2020


At the Men's EHF EURO 2020, which takes place between 9-26 January, and the Women's EHF EURO 2020, which throws off in December, both partly hosted in Norway, the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health - ENALMH gives a beaming sound.



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AMLH movement context in an Interactive Presentation:

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ALMH is a growing movement that is introducing a series of new data and aspects across the Mental Health spectrum: prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, advocating for patients' rights and addressing stigma. These data are interconnected in a functional way to form a holistic and integrated approach. A multitude of objectives and actions in synergy with a large number of stakeholders and target groups are already evolving or planned to be developed in different areas.

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International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA) becomes last minute partner to the Inter-Active Living for Mental Health (InALMH) project

The InALMH project has as its core goal the preparation of policy guidelines and the development of an interactive platform for the dissemination and creation of physical exercise practices for use in the broader field of Mental Health.
The project is funded by ERASMUS + / Sport and will be implemented by a wide partnership of 12 partners under the coordination of ENALMH. Besides the individual partnering organisations UoA (GR), UTH (GR) Polytecnico Porto (PT), Fokus CS (CZ), Merseyside Expanded Horizons (UK), Alzheimer Greece (GR), ARISMA (IT) international and European umbrella organizations as Mental Health Europe (MHE), GAMIAN - Europe, Sport & Citizenship EU Think Tank also participate in the project partnership.

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