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EUCOMS Newsletter

Periodically we send our contacts and partners a newsletter containing information about our activities, an overview of conferences, seminars, courses and a selection of the the latest publications in the field of community mental health care. 

Events list

Upcoming events:

November 2018
Toulouse, exchange of psychiatrists from France and The Netherlands

October 2018
International Conference on Crisis, Coercion and Intensive Treatment in Psychiatry (CCITP) -October 18th & 19th, 2018

Pre-Conference on October 17th, 2018
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Theme of the conference: 'Zero-Strategies: From Dream to Reality' (in collaboration with the World Psychiatric Association)

Persons with mental problems may experience crisis, and are at higher risk for committing suicide and experiencing coercive measures. Since the rates of suicides as well as coercive measures seem to be on the rise in many countries, effective preventive interventions are urgently needed. The theme of the conference is 'Zero Strategies: From Dream to Reality'. Aiming at the use of zero coercive measures and zero suicides stimulates the development and implementation of best practices. Every nation has a set of guidelines how to deal with crisis, suicide, and coercion, but there is large variation in clinical practices between countries. Some of the preventive and intervention models have been well described and researched, while others may be promising but not yet studied. In addition, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) urges us to develop new strategies to reduce coercive measures. Therefore, the International Crisis, Coercion and Intensive Treatment in Psychiatry (CCITP) Foundation has started an initiative to organize this first CCITP Conference.

Aims of the CCITP Conference
In 2018 the first international conference will take place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, during which the latest knowledge concerning crisis, coercion and intensive treatment in psychiatry will be shared and discussed. The aim of the CCITP Conference is to bring together clients, caregivers, professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and others), managers, policy makers and researchers to exchange knowledge and experiences about CCITP-related topics, and thereby to contribute to prevention of crisis, suicide, and coercion. We hope to welcome people from many different disciplines and countries in order to create an inspiring environment for learning from each other.


Past events:

September 2018
York, Asklepios network

June 27th - June 30th, 2018

Chisinau, Congres International SPNPPC

June 21st - June 22nd, 2018

Avilés, Simposio Nacional sobr Tratamiento Asertivo Comunitario en Salud Mental

June 21st - June 23rd, 2018

Trieste, Democracy and Community Mental Health Care

June 10th 2018

Rene Keet visited the Pfalzklinikum, a mental health service with a catchment area of 1.4 million inhabitants in Southwest Germany. He was a speaker on the Day of Psychiatry (Tag der Psychiatry) and discussed the 6 EUCOMS principles. You can find the press release here soon.

May 28th - June 1st, 2018

IIMHL 2018 Stockholm, Matches in Sweden & Region & Network Meeting Stockholm, see Rene's Keet 5 minute's pitch here.

March 29th & 30th, 2018

Rene Keet speaker at the WHOCC International meeting in Lille, 'Active Citizenship and Empowerment in Community Mental Health - Participative innovations in France and abroad' .

February 7th & 8th, 2018 

Third EU Compass Forum on Mental Health and Well-being - 'Mental Health in all Policies, Community Mental Health Care' in Luxembourg.

Rene Keet speaker during the 2nd session on day 1, Community Mental Health Care - 'What does good look like in community mental health care? From science to shaping practices across EU'.


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