The second meeting of MENS Project (Mental European Network of Sport Events) was successfully held on the 22nd and the 23rd of June 2017 in the city of Prague. The project aims to develop strong institutional procedures for the specific contribution of sport and physical exercise to the prevention, therapy and rehabilitation of mental illness at a European level.

During the two days of the meeting, 39 representatives from 17 partners from 12 countries, including Fokus ČR, reviewed the successfully implemented stages of the project so far and afterwards they examined the progress of the ongoing tasks as well as programmed the upcoming ones. One day was dedicated exlusively to the Constituent General Assembly of the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health – ENALMH.  Fokus ČR is represented in the Managing Board by Jan Drobný.

Great thanks belongs to the team of Dům u Libuše by Fokus Praha, who prepared a wonderful catering with excellent servis. We were proud to have such an good practice and example of social rehabilitation work at the international level. 

 

   DSCN3938

 

        DSCN3905            DSCN3940

On Tuesday 21 March more than 230 civil society organisations and trade unions call on European leaders to lead by values, not fear with the common appeal "The Europe we want: Just, Sustainable, Democratic and Inclusive".  Read the common appeal HERE.

 

Appeal 1     Appeal 2

17 European organizations met together in a beautiful Italian town Citta di Castello. The common idea that got them togehter is the interconnection between sport, physical activities and mental health. The positive impact of physical activities on mental health was proven by research and by practise many times. But still are people with mental health problems in their access to sport activities often disadvantaged or discriminated. International project M.E.N.S.  (Mental European Network of Sport Events) aims to change this situation. Fokus ČR is part of this project and it is one of establishing organizations of the newly emerging network.

 

all

10 organizations from the whole Czech Republic -  members of Fokus ČR joined the destigmatization campaign of  Mental Health Europe - Each of Us!

We are all fighting against prejudices, myths and stigmatization of people with mental health problems!

 

 EachofusFokusCR2     EachofusFokusCR3

   každý z nás 1 strana         každý z nás 2 strana

 Will HallA two days seminar of the American therapist Will Hall, MA, Dipl. PW, introduces new trends in mental health care, strategies for safer dealing with psychiatric drugs, perspectives of recovery, family therapy principles and additional  treatment alternatives. The seminar will be held on 21st and 22nd November in the “House of Light” in Prague.

Will Hall himself managed to get out of a vicious circle of psychoses and despite he had been diagnosed schizophrenia, he managed to live a fully active life without medication. His lecture held at a congress of the American Psychiatry Association has become an important milestone for many people around the world.

His book “Successful withdrawal from psychiatric drugs - harm reduction approach” has been disseminated among Czech psychiatric outpatients with notable interest and mysteriousness of the "samizdat".