WARSZAWA  1 - 2 - 3   October   2015


concerning interventions and pathways for 
Homeless with M
ental Health Problems


 EXCHANGES Warsaw 2/10

 VISIT HPSY  Warsaw 1/10

VISIT MONAR Warsaw 1/10

 PROFILES  2015  D-&-WB





POVERTY & Mental Health

 INFO - Warsaw 1-2-3 / 10

AGENDA Warsaw 1-2-3/10

 WORKSHOP  guidelines

WOUNDS Visible & Invisible

 PROTOCOL  for  Profiles

 J O I N   U S 


2nd workshop

3rd workshop
Jun 2016

XIV European Sem
2-3 December 2016



Home-less   -   Health-less   -   Hope-less

When person have lost everything,
there is no more that body for cry and street to get lost

Homeless living in severe & chronic social, physical, psychical precariousness are a symptom of the malaise of our civilization today and a permanent injury of democracy and social cohesion. They are almost a provocation and challenge both for those who are working in this sector and for those who should be responsible of the polis / citizens.

SMES-Europa, following these findings, propose  Dignity & Well-being', as a transnational project promoting exchanges of experience and knowledge in the field of  extreme poverty  and  mental illness / health , in order to promote adequate, effective and coherent  answers, ensuring for each person  dignity and well-being  and promoting and facilitating the access to fundamental right and to basic citizen services.

General object of 'Dignity & Well-being project' is

  • to meet,  listen and  understand deepest, the voice of people who has become
    because identity-less,  home-less,  health-less,  hope-less… and excluded.

  • to evaluate the causes & factors of this deprivation and the reasons explain why  
    they seems to prefer
    life in the street or in a emergency centers, despite more adequate proposal of aid,

  • to identify some innovative practices and coherent projects ;

  • to recommend some priorities in social & health policy.

The workshop in Warsaw, will focus attention on relation and interaction between each individual homeless  and  the interventions made by social & health providers of services as :   

  • Mental health services in Institutions  and  in Community; 

  • Emergency shelters, drop inn centres; dispensaries ....

  • Supported housing; community housing; solidarity apartments... 

  • Outreach team.

How these services insure the promotion of their  Dignity and Well-being ?

10 October    17 October

SMES-Europa with this initiative : « DIGNITY and WELL-BEING » , would contribute to increase awareness about the homeless & psychical suffering people, who are the very important target and who request a special attention by both of these days :

   10 October  Mental Health World Day : no Mental Health  without  Dignity
    "Dignity in mental health"  is the theme for this year.  WHO will be raising awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health conditions can continue to live with dignity, through human rights oriented policy and law, training of health professionals, respect for informed consent to treatment, inclusion in decision-making processes, and public information campaigns'

   17 October  for Eradication Poverty :    no Dignity with Extreme poverty .

   "Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination"

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

This intersection,  ‘health & social’  it’s the specificity of social mission of  Mental Health and Social Exclusion SMES-Europa, that we will try to underline in 2015-16 with this project “Dignity
and Well-being: physical, mental, social” .

    no DIGNITY without rights,   no RIGHTS without access to rights ,
no HEALTH without mental health , no MENTAL HEALTH, without well-being


To overcome poverty is not a gesture of charity.
It is about an act of justice.  It is the protection of a fundamental human right, 
 the right to  dignity  and a decent life.    
(Nelson Mandela)