Public Policy Exchange - Event

April 12, 2017
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre, Brussels

Mental Health in Europe. Promoting Equal Opportunities and Social Participation

According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 5% of working age people suffer from severe psychological problems, whereas 15% show moderate forms of mental disorder. The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that more than 25% of individuals develop one or more mental disorders during their life. Not only do mental health difficulties impede upon an individual’s ability to achieve a fulfilled social and professional life, but they moreover place an enormous collective burden on the economy. Indeed, according to the WHO, mental disorders are the most common cause of early retirement and disability in many European countries...