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 7319 4576 6389

Account holder: ENALMH NETWORK AISBL

Avenue Luise 65, box B11

1050 – Bruxelles

Name of bank: KBC - Branch Stefania

Address: Stefaniaplein 10-1050 Brussels- Belgium            

Swift code: KREDBEBB

IBAN BE45 7319 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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MOVE CONGRESS 2019

First ENALMH’s performance in international fora:

a successful experience.


Over 40 speakers and 460 participants from 5 continents put the spotlight on grassroots sport and physical activity at the 9th MOVE Congress that was organized by the International Sport and Culture Organisation (ISCA) in Budapest within 16 – 18 October.

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ENALMH SUPPORTS THE CANDIDACY OF ATHENS FOR THE ORGANISATION

OF THE 9th ICPPMH CONFERENCE IN 2022

Physical therapists play an extended and crucial role in the exploitation of Physical Exercise for the benefits of persons suffering from mental disorders. Aiming at the achievement of the common goals a promising cooperation is under development with the International Organization of Physical Therapists in Mental Health through the Scientific Section “Physiotherapy in mental health» of Pan-Hellenic Physiotherapist’s Association.  ICPPMH is a subgroup of the World Federation for Physical Therapy.

Within this context ENALMH fully supports the Athens’ candidacy to host the 9the ICPPMH conference which is to be held in 2022.

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ENALMH’s PARTICIPATIONTO THE EU HEALTH PROGRAMME HIGH-LEVEL CONFERENCE HAS BEEN APPROVED

The conference will highlight the results of the current and previous EU Health Programmes and present the new approach in the future Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027.

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ENALMH BECOMES MEMBER TO MENTAL HEALTH EUROPE (MHE)

Joining forces for a better future on Mental Health

Mental Health Europe is a European non-governmental network organisation committed to the promotion of positive mental health, the prevention of mental distress, the improvement of care, advocacy for social inclusion and the protection of the rights of (ex)users of mental health services, persons with psychosocial disabilities, their families and carers.

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Meet ENALMH in the 9th MOVE CONGRESS, Budapest 16-18 October 2019

The MOVE Congress is one of the few conferences in the world that focuses solely on recreational sport and physical activity. The event gathers organizations and individuals who deliver initiatives at the grassroots level along with decision-makers, companies, urban planners, health experts, academics and other key stakeholders for three days of active networking. This will be the 9th edition of the MOVE Congress.

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