The international conference in community-based mental health is organised on March 9-10, 2017, by the Croatian Institute of Public Health in co-operation with the Trimbos Institute, the Netherlands. The conference is held under the high auspices of the Croatian Parliament and under the auspices of the City of Zagreb and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia.
In modern mental health care, the focus is put on recovery, which means that a person can use his or her own skills again, and that symptoms of a mental disorder or challenge are not hindering. To use one’s skills, it is necessary to be in the community. It is important to be connected to one’s own surrounding, family and friends, and social environment. Isolation and exclusion do not help with recovery.
Many countries all over the world have built, or are building a community-based system to address the needs of the clients. People with mental health problems are not only patients; they are also human beings with wishes and possibilities, who should be in the centre of the decision-making process about what they need at all levels. Organizing community-based mental health care teams and working with them could be a state-of-the-art answer to the needs of people with mental health problems.
Mental health and allied experts from all over the world and from Croatia will participate in the Conference.
We would like to extend our invitation to everyone interested in mental health care, including clients or users, health and allied health professionals and policy makers to attend this Conference.
For more information and registration, please visit: www.mentalhealthcroatia2017.wordpress.com