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.



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!


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 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".





We are pleased to inform you that the website of the international conference "Unlocking the potential of social economy for EU growth" is now available here.