9th SEMINAR SMES-EUROPA: Berlin 6-8 October 2005
DIGNITY & HEALTH
A PERSON ONLY EXISTS WHEN THEIR VOICE IS HEARD
In the frame of the SMES project ‘Dignity and Health’ Mental Health and Social Exclusion – SMES-EUROPA and Der PARITÄTISCHE Wohlfahrtsverband have the pleasure to invite you to participate at 9th SMES seminar.
From 11 European countries : Bucharest, Sofia, Warszawa, Riga, Prague <--> Brussels, Rome, Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen and Berlin, during the Dignity & Health Project, eleven partners exchanged the knowledge and information about local health, & social system, in relation with National Action Plan and visited a wide range of different activities, from street-level housing services to job training for the most vulnerable citizens of Europe (mentally ill, homeless people, migrants).
Humanism and mental health
as the focus of all the seminar.
B. Health & Social care in community : Access for all to rights & services
How can the health system be efficient and take care of the major mental and wider health problems of those who ‘survive’ in permanent precarious conditions, whilst acknowledging their social condition?
Reflections from an antipsychiatric perspective:
Users and Survivors of psychiatry express themselves, exchange views &
compare: their place and their active involvement in society, the
participation in programming & evaluating the services
involvement & active participation of users and survivors of
the process of integration of excluded people.
Impact of NAP
(National Action Plan for Inclusion):
1. Empowerment: regain of the own place & dignity, own right and warranty of access to services, at social as well as health level.
: alternatives to “total” institutions at the social as well as psychiatric
3. Participation – evaluation – control: the users and survivors of psychiatry, users and relatives associations participate at the decision processes regarding the programmes, the evaluation of the quality and efficiency of services.
4. Chronicity and outreach - at the street, in the institutions, at home, at each place where persistence of poverty and sickness discourages from any request.
Denied identity – illegal migrants:
dignity & health without borders; trauma -loss - mourning:
Welcome in Berlin
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Mit Unterstützung von
With support of
COCOF : Commission
Schirmherrschaft: Frau Dr. Knake-Werner - Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit, Soziales und Verbraucherschutz, Berlin