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Consensus Paper

Consensus Paper

The Consensus Paper describes the key principles and elements of community mental health care. The aim of this consensus paper is to serve as a foundation for regionally-organised models of community mental health in Europe and beyond. The paper is intended for persons who practice, organise and use mental health services. It can help services that (plan to) start with the implementation of community mental health as well as existing services to improve functioning.

You can download the English version of the Consensus Paper here.

You can download the Japanese version of the Consensus Paper here.

You can download the Spanish version of the Consensus Paper here.

You can download the French version of the summary of the Consensus Paper here.

The EUCOMS principles of the consensus paper were presented at the EU Mental Health Compass in Luxemburg (February, 2018) in this 15 minutes presentation. 

Exchange tool - Manual for site visits to learn about implementation of community based mental health care

Mental Health Care Organisations have expressed their wish to learn from each other in the context of EUCOMS and implementing community mental health care. One way of doing this is by visiting each other and talk to colleagues from institutions in different countries and visit their services.

The purpose of these site-visits are to learn from different services about how they think, act and work in order to bring in practice the principles of good community mental health care as described in the ‘Consensus Paper on Fundamental Principles and Key Elements of Community Based Mental Health Care’.

The aim of this manual is to facilitate these mutual visits by providing some topics/questions to address with practical suggestions which can be used for preparation and during the visit.

Importantly, the visits will be non-judgemental and explicitly aim for a respectful and mutual exchange on an equal level. The visits will yield a qualitative impression about the way the principles of the Consensus Paper are used.  

Exchange Visits - Learning from each other

You can download the report of Andalusia (Spain) visiting Oslo (Norway) here

Values and Ambitions

You can find our complete values and ambitions here. Organisations who share our values and ambitions are welcome to join. Partner organisations are expected to demonstrate their journey towards community based mental health services in line with our values and ambitions.

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