For the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides, made a statement on this year’s theme, ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.
In her statement, she highlights their willingness to build more resilient health systems, support those in need, and address the stigma surrounding mental health through the ‘NextGenerationEU’ recovery plan. Stella Kyriakides mentions the assistance to 21 Member States to support service responsiveness and invest in projects to prevent depression, suicide and reform the health system to support transformation of mental health services towards more person-centered, community based service provision.
She also welcomes that Member States are investing in the modernisation of services and mental health support as part of their recovery and resilience plans.
>> Read Stella Kyriakides’ Statement here.