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Media Partnership - ''Headway - A new roadmap in Mental Health''


Media Partnership - ''Headway - A new roadmap in Mental Health''


"Headway" is an initiative on Mental Health that was conceived and launched in 2017 by the Think Tank The European House - Ambrosetti in partnership with Angelini Pharma with the aim of creating a multidisciplinary platform for strategic reflection, analysis, dialogue and comparison between various European experiences.

In 2022, the goal of "Headway" has been to continue the work started in 2017 aimed at sharing knowledge and know-how to prevent, diagnose, manage, and find solutions that reduce the burden of mental disorders not only in the healthcare sector, but also in workplaces, schools, and society at large.

In particular, the objective of "Headway" in 2022 has been to update the model of analysis on the performance of European countries in the field of mental health (Headway - Mental Health Index) with particular focus on the areas of Health, Society, Education, and Employment, integrating a new area that is the environmental context. The latter will take into account both the environmental context (e.g. pollution, climate, etc.), but also the physical context (e.g. natural disasters, security, crime, etc.). The updating of the data will also capture the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, but also the current context characterized by the crisis in Ukraine.

ORGANISED BY: Angelini Pharma


European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels

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Celso Arango, President, Spanish Psychiatric Association
Brando Benifei MEP, Member, Commission Internal Market and Consumer Protection, European Parliament; Member, MEP Mental Health Alliance
Lara Fleischer, Policy Analyst, Well-Being Data Insights and Policy Practice Unit, Centre on Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE), OECD
Hilkka Kärkkäinen, President, GAMIAN Europe
John Saunders, Executive Director, EUFAMI
Fabrizio Starace, President, Italian Society of Psychiatric Epidemiology
Margaret Walker, Executive Director, European Psychiatric Association
Estrella Durá Ferrandis MEP, Member, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, European Parliament; Co-Chair, MEP Mental Health Alliance
Elaine Flores, Research fellow in Planetary Health, Centre on Climate Change and Planetary health, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
Maria Walsh MEP, Member, Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, European Parliament; Co-Chair, MEP Mental Health Alliance


Mariam Zaidi
Journalist, EURACTIV


14:00 - 16:00 CET


Elisa Collomp
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