08 Sep 2021

Learning from each other webinar series: Hard to engage in assertive care – 8th of September

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Date(s) - 08/09/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Webinar on hard to engage 8th of September fra 7 pm – 9 pm. This is the second webinar in our “learning from each other” webinar series and is a collaboration with the International Dutch Mental health Hub.

Start near, go far: 

An overview of the assertive care practices for those hard to engage in Antwerp

The first principle on the public health perspective in the consensus paper of eucoms is ‘Community mental health services work for the health of all citizens in their catchment area.This includes existing clients, clients who need care but are hard to engage and potential future clients.’ Moreover it is stated that care for persons who are hard to engage is a core task of community mental health teams.

Lack of motivation for treatment makes a subgroup of patients with severe mental illness difficult to engage in treatment, while they have been shown to be most in need of treatment. This motivation paradox has clinical relevance, as it provides an ethical basis for outreach services which aim to engage marginally motivated patients with severe psychosocial problems into mental health care (Mulder, Jochems, & Kortrijk, 2014).

In this webinar we want to present how we reach, engage and motivate this vulnerable group in different setting in Antwerp:

Final program for the 08.09.2021

7:00 PM             Musical opening by Erik Robyn ‘Pittig in 5/8’

7:05 PM             Welcome by Rene introducing Marianne Destoop

7:07 PM             Introduction by Marianne Destoop

7:10 PM             Presentation by Ellen Bergmans ‘Assertive outreach & engagement’


7:40 PM             Movie + presentation by Luna Van Suetendael ‘Engaging those who are homeless’


8:15 PM             Movie + presentation by Lise Docx ‘Hard to engage dually diagnosed inpatients’


8:50 PM             Concluding words and short information about next EUCOMS and Hub events giving the floor to Marianne Destoop

8:52 PM             Concluding words Marianne Destoop and introducing final music act

8:55 PM             Musical closing by Erik Robyn ‘Song for a movie’

Download full pdf program here

You can register for the webinar here.


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