Ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing of children and youth is an essential component of sustainable development while mental health is a milestone for good health outcomes. In this workshop, Professor Barry, the famous creator of the mental health promotion approach (2001), will address current policy frameworks and evidence-based strategies for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing of children and young people. Drawing on the international evidence, priority areas for effective action by local and national authorities are considered, including; parenting, pre-school, school, and community-based interventions.
A mental health promotion approach is outlined, which involves working across sectors and settings in implementing actions that will reduce risk factors for mental disorders, enhance protective factors for good mental health and wellbeing, and lead to lasting positive effects on a range of life outcomes for young people and their families. The workshop will also explore the implications for practice in effectively integrating interventions within mainstream health, education and community services, and the implementation structures and workforce capacity that are needed to support sustainable delivery.
DATE AND VENUE
May 17, 2017 (9 am - 1 pm CET)
FORUM Zagreb Congress Centre, Room Az
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
50 professionals + 10 students
20 € for professionals + for students free of charge
May 5, 2017
Since the number of participants is limited, the priority list will be established on a first come - first served basis.
Margaret M. Barry, PhD, holds the Established Chair in Health Promotion and Public Health at the National University of Ireland Galway, where she is Head of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research. She is a co-author of the international text Implementing Mental Health Promotion (Barry and Jenkins, 2007) published by Elsevier. Professor Barry was elected as Global Vice President for Capacity Building, Education, and Training by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education from 2007 to 2010 and appointed as scientific member of the European Commission Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (2016-2019).