international conference MENTAL HEALTH
AND MEANINGFUL LIFE September 5 – 7, 2019 Bratislava, Hotel Carlton The conference is held under the auspices
of Mrs. Andrea Kalavská, Minister of health of Slovak Republic,
Mrs. Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová, Member of the European Parliament,
and Mr. Matúš Vallo, Mayor of Bratislava

Welcome address

Dear friends,
how delightful, to be able to invite you once again to Bratislava, to dedicate ourselves together to the challenges that come along with a fast transforming society!
We meet on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Slovakian National Programme for Mental Health (NPMH). It has brought about changes in awareness and practice by overcoming, for instance, the mentality of ‘about us without us’, well known from the former Communist regime.

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Context of the conference

The modern transformation of the mental health field began in 1989 with the Velvet Revolution that fundamentally changed the way of life in the former Czechoslovakia.

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Themes of conference

  • Mental Health Transformation: Reform and Initiatives towards integrated and meaningful life
  • Networking on whatever level, e.g. individual, social, local, national, international
  • Examples of Good Practice in Promotion, Prevention, Treatment and Rehabilitation in Mental Health
  • Slovak National Programme for Mental Health
  • WHO Mental Health Declaration and Action Plan for Europe
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities
  • Others

Conference Preparatory Committee

We are introducing the members of the preparatory committee
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The organizers


world psychiatric association

nadácia SOCIA

Psychiatrická společnost ČLS JEP

mental health europe


hotel carlton

INTEGRA, o. z.

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