New Mental Health Research Recommendations
A report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (2014) on new mental health research, commissioned by Janssen, recommends need for better data, more funding and a stronger focus on employment across Europe. This first of its kind research explores the challenges of integrating Europeans with mental illness into society and employment within the European Union’s 28 Member States, plus Norway and Switzerland. Countries have been ranked according to their degree of commitment to support those living with mental illness. The findings demonstrate that while there are many examples of good practice across Europe, the whole region has a long way to go before people with mental illness are adequately supported and truly integrated into their communities.
The Mental Health Integration Index is based on a list of indicators including the environment for those with mental illness, their access to medical help and services, their opportunities – specifically job-related – and the governance of the system, including human rights issues and efforts to combat stigma. The indicators were developed in consultation with a panel of independent experts on mental health which included leaders of pan-European healthcare professional, patient, carer and research organisations.
Read more about the key findings or download the full report at the Janssen Health Policy Centre
For additional information, please visit: www.mentalhealthintegration.com
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