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Mental Health Weeks have new logo and visuals this year!  The oldest and most successful destigmatization event in the Czech Republic is now also supported by the  Destigmatization team of the National Institute of Mental Health and the Initiative NA ROVINU. Thanks to this collaboration, a new campaign logo,  the visuals emerged, and a new web site was created with an on-line application for all events.  We will joing our effort  to promote the 29th year of the campaign!

The online application will be available at www.tdz.cz at the end of August. Visuals for download and free use to promote all events are already available in the Library of our website here.

European awareness campaign  connecting sport & physical activity with mental health

LIFE IS LIKE A BIKE

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«Life is like a bike. To keep your balance, you have to keep moving»: Albert Einstein combines in one sentence the laws of Physics with a life attitude. Another source of inspiration for the holistic approach of Mental Health through an active living, through the use of the positive effect that sport and physical exercise have on our daily mood and mental balance.

The "Life is Like a Bike" campaign is based on the results of the European survey among organizations and individuals about their experience and their opinions on the contribution of physical exercise and sport to mental health through specially designed questionnaires for sports organizations, mental health providers (recipients of their services or professionals) and the general population. The survey lasted two months (October-November 2017) and was completed with 2,656 participants from 12 European countries. 

Mental Health Europe together with the Tizard Centre- University of Kent released "Mapping and Understanding Exlusion in Europe" 2018 report - a unique study which looks at the state of mental health services across 35 Europe countries and provides exclusive data and testimonies about European mental health systems, ongoing human rights violations and the changes on the horizon.

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. 

 

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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.

 

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