Co-creation in Mental Health Research Webinar

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As part of the European Mental Health Week celebration happening from 13-19 May 2024, together with our sister projects, we held an interactive discussion about co-creation in mental health research on 15 May 2024, Wednesday at 10AM (CEST).

Over 200 participants consisting of researchers, practitioners, people with lived experiences, association representatives, and policy-makers attended, including co-creation leads and experts of our seven Horizon Europe projects.

“How to get co-creation right in mental health research” tackled some of the most important questions commonly encountered by both the scientific teams and the co-creators.


The event was opened by Mirjam Borstnik Gergely, Deputy Head of Health Research Unit, HaDEA and was moderated by Liuska Sanna, Head of Operations, Mental Health Europe. The expert panelists include Mentbest member Dr. Arlinda Cerga Pashoja, from the Community Centre for Health and Wellbeing team in Tirana, Albania; Dr. Cláudia de Freitas (ADVANCE); Dr. Mel McKendrick (SMILE); Dr. Karthrin Schopf (Reconnected); Dr. Kate Woodcock (ASP-Belong); Dr. Célia Sales (BootStRaP); Dr. Rodrigo Antunes Lima (Improva).

The interactive session gathered valuable inputs both from the panelists and the attendees that will influence and feed into new policies and future research work programmes of the European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) – the funding agency of the seven EU projects.

MentalHealth Dialogues

“Mental Health Dialogues” is a webinar series jointly organized by the seven projects. Starting September 2024, it will tackle in-depth issues within mental health and will explore current innovations that are being developed to address it. Pre-register here.

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