Did you miss our webinar?
Like in other parts of the world, most of European mental health service provider organisations have had to adapt how they deliver community care. We find that at this critical time, it would be very helpful to share our experiences, learn from each other and support one another.The recording is available here.
The European Community based Mental Health Service Providers (EUCOMS) Network
The EUCOMS network wants to make a difference with and for people who experience severe and enduring mental ill health. The network does this through mutual learning and support between primarily mental health service provider-, but also service user-, carer- and umbrella organisations that strive for the implementation of quality community mental health care. Besides mutual learning and support, EUCOMS acts as the linking pin between policy and practice and gives service providers a voice in the national and European policy arena. The ultimate goal of the network is that quality community based mental health care services are implemented and accessible for service users in Europe and beyond.
Our ambitions & activities
EUCOMS aims to support the implementation of quality community based mental health care services focused on prevention, treatment and recovery of people experiencing mental ill health. EUCOMS does this by connecting service providers in Europe in beyond to continuously improve their service delivery and to advocate for the strengthening of mental health systems.
At the moment the network comprises of organisations from 20 countries from Europe and beyond. Partners include service providers, service user organisations, umbrella organisations, governmental agencies, health authorities, health trusts and individuals that provide or support services for people affected by mental ill health.
The EUCOMS network was born in 2015 from the realisation that one of the most important stakeholders for the implementation of quality mental health care, community mental health service providers, were not represented on European policy level. To fill this gap GGZ Nederland, the Trimbos Intitute, EAOF and GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord decided to join hands and to set up the EUCOMS network.