Mental Health Europe: Mental Health and the Environment

In recent years, evidence on the interplay between mental health and the environment has grown significantly. The COVID-19 crisis adds a more urgent need for policy and decision-makers to identify and implement win-win solutions to both challenges.

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is delighted to invite you to an online event about mental health and the environment, organised by the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and MHE.

When? Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 10:30 – 12:00 CET
Where? Online, please register below to receive the link to the meeting.

The discussion will focus on how to reflect the interlinkage between the state of the natural environment and people’s mental health in European policies. The event will also see the official launch of the mental health and environment policy paper and a policy brief by the Institute for European Environmental Policy and Institute for Global Health.

The online event will bring together the European Parliament Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing and other interested MEPs, European Commission (including DG ENV, DG SANTE, DG RTD, DG REGIO), Member States’ permanent representations and relevant stakeholders from environment and health sectors.

Speakers include:

  • MEP Alviina Alametsä (EFA / Greens, Finland)
  • MEP Sara Cerdas (S&D, Portugal)
  • MEP Tilly Metz (EFA / Greens, Luxembourg)
  • Celine Charveriat (IEEP)
  • Oriana Gonzales (ISGlobal)
  • Prof. Maria Nilsson (Umea University) TBC
  • Kim van Daalen (The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change)

You can register here and download the agenda here.