CPME Rapporteur: Dr Jacques DE HALLER (CH)
CPME Secretariat: Mr Markus KUJAWA

The immense burden of disease created by mental illness, and depression in particular, is a continuous focus of CPME action.

We have focused on the specific implications of mental health in various thematic contexts, including workplace settings, in connection with ageing and in relation to the medical profession itself. The need to eradicate stigmatisation of mental illness is a priority in all policies. CPME also highlights the need to mainstream mental health in all policy action relating to health, including employment and social policies, and to increase awareness for co-morbidity of mental and physical illness.

To coordinate action to tackle the burden of depression in specific, CPME joined the Expert Platform on Mental Health – Focus on Depression which brings together mental health experts, European organisations working on mental health, as well as representatives of the EU institutions. CPME also supported the ‘European Pact for Mental Health and Well-being’.

Adopted CPME policies include

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