Podcasts & webinars


Empowering Minds Podcast Series: Empowering Minds is the new Brussels-based podcast from Mental Health Europe. Covering a range of mental health topics, the podcast hopes to empower people to think differently about mental health and wellbeing.
Visit the Mental Health Europe Soundcloud page for previous editions of the podcast: www.soundcloud.com/mentalhealtheurope
Find the podcast on iTunes by searching the podcast section for: Empowering Minds

Mental Health Europe is a European non-governmental network organisation committed to the promotion of positive mental health, the prevention of mental distress, the improvement of care, advocacy for social inclusion and the protection of the rights of (ex)users of mental health services, persons with psychosocial disabilities, their families and carers. MHE works closely with the European Institutions and international bodies to mainstream mental health in all policies and end mental health stigma. Mental Health Europe represents associations and individuals in the field of mental health including users of mental health services, professionals, service providers and volunteers. Together with its members, MHE formulates recommendations for policy makers to develop mental health friendly policies. MHE places users of mental services at the centre of its work to ensure the voice of people who have experienced mental ill health is heard across Europe.

Sixth WHO webinar in the series, “Environment and health tools”
Date: Thursday, 6 December 2018
Times: Live audience: 10:45–12:00 CEST; online streaming: 11:00–12:00CEST
Live stream link: https://who-euro.webex.com/join/Venice
On 6 December 2018, the WHO Regional Office for Europe will host the sixth in the webinar series “Environment and health tools”, dedicated to encouraging commitment to and synergy on action related to environment and health at the subnational level. In the sixth webinar, Marco Martuzzi, Programme Manager, Environment and Health Impact Assessment Programme, European Centre for Environment and Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe, will introduce different WHO tools for assessing environmental impact on health. These tools consist of a repository of a case studies, data, training materials and free software to help decision-makers analyse the expected health impact of environmental exposure in terms of mortality, morbidity, noxious exposure, “soft” endpoints, well-being, perceived health, and possible scenarios. The tools also provide help in communicating the risks to citizens.
The webinar will consist of a live question-and-answer session involving leading experts and will be broadcast through online streaming. Anyone interested will be welcome to participate.

Background: On 10 April 2018, the WHO Regional Office for Europe launched a new webinar series on environment and health tools, organized jointly by the Regions for Heath Network, the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health, and the Environment and Health Process Secretariat.
The aim of the webinar series is to present the range of tools, guidelines and briefs, which the WHO Regional Office for Europe has produced to support environmental leadership (including health-care professionals, health-service providers, researchers and policy-makers) at the subnational level. The material provides an overview of the most pressing environmental health challenges that European regions and cities are facing and presents methods of and opportunities for action in assessing and responding to them.

Imbalances in rural primary care: the risk of a primary care vacuum in rural and remote areas
Date: Monday 19 November, 2018 at 12.30 p.m. (Netherlands time)
EFPC Webinar
Free Registration:info@euprimarycare.org
Rural and remote areas have an ageing population, with increasing health needs and a shrinking carrying capacity for community functions. Also in terms of health care, rural populations are disadvantaged: health care systems generally fail to reach urban and rural populations equally.
The combination of increasing demand for care and undersupply of health care services can lead to a primary care vacuum in rural areas. Many countries, large and small, with lower as well as higher population density, recognize the challenge of providing accessible and good quality primary care in rural and remote areas.

There is a risk of a downward spiral: primary care shortage may lead to an erosion of availability, accessibility and quality of primary care in rural areas. Against growing health needs of an ageing and often poorer population, health care services face outdated facilities and equipment and ageing staff. Hospitals and specialised services are further away and are, at times, not well available for back-up care in rural settings. As a consequence the gap in quality of care between rural and urban populations tends to grow as a result of the primary care shortage.

The following four groups of strategies can be identified to address the primary care shortage:
– shifting tasks within multidisciplinary primary care teams to other health care professionals that are more likely to stay in rural areas than physicians
– recruiting and retaining more staff in rural areas
– promoting the mobility of health care workers and patients
– implementing technological innovations in information and communication.
This webinar is based on a Policy Brief of WHO and a background report prepared by a team from NIVEL, consisting of dr. Mark Bosmans, dr. Wienke Boerma and professor Peter Groenewegen.


Migration and Health Webinar 6: Health of Refugee and Migrant Children and Unaccompanied Minors
Date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Times: 12:15–14:00 CEST (live audience); 12:30–14:00 (web streaming)
Location: Auditorium 3, UN City, Copenhagen (live audience)
Live-Stream link: www.euro.who.int/khhmwebinars
On 5 June 2018, WHO/Europe will host the 6th in a series of webinars dedicated to addressing the timely and relevant topic of refugee and migrant health and well-being. The upcoming webinar will discuss the health of refugee and migrant children, and unaccompanied minors.
Children and adolescents represent a significant proportion of all migrants and refugees coming to Europe, constituting nearly a third of all asylum applicants in 2015. Children are a particularly vulnerable group, generally excluded from decision-making processes and with fewer resources to protect their own health. Child refugees and migrants may have higher incidences of malnutrition, dental problems, mental health disorders, injuries and communicable diseases, including vaccine-preventable diseases. Unaccompanied minors who are separated from caregivers are considered even more vulnerable and at further risk of violence, exploitation and trafficking. Furthermore, they are frequently unable to access their rights to education, health care or adequate legal protection.

The Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration: The webinar is presented as part of the Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration of WHO/Europe, which was launched in November 2016 in response to the need for a single institute devoted to migration and public health in the WHO European Region. It provides a scientific knowledge-sharing forum to improve capacity-building and inform policy-making in this context. The webinar series is 1 of 5 key elements of the Knowledge Hub alongside an annual summer school, policy dialogues, a knowledge library and high-level summits. The webinars are also a collaborative effort under the Migration and Health Knowledge Management (MiHKMa) project, funded by the European Commission. Go to Migration and Health Webinar Six: Health of Refugee and Migrant Children and Unaccompanied Minors

Migration and Health Webinar Five: Health care of pregnant migrant and refugee women and newborn children
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
. Time: 12:15–14:00 CEST (live audience); 12:30–14:00 (web streaming).
Migrants and refugees in Europe generally have poorer maternal health outcomes than native-born populations, and their needs are often unnoticed and unaddressed. Suboptimal access to or utilization of care related to pregnancy is one of the primary causes of morbidity and mortality among pregnant migrant women and newborns, and most deaths from such direct causes are preventable. This webinar will focus on the promotion of maternal and newborn health in the context of growing migration flows and the increasing proportion of women among migrant and refugee populations. This is important for ensuring the rights and well-being of women and children, but is also integral for longer-term sustainable development. Live stream: www.euro.who.int/KHHMWebinars

Migration and Health Webinar Four: Management and prevention of noncommunicable diseases among refugees and migrants, 14 February 2018
On 14 February 2018, WHO/Europe’s programme on migration and health will host the fourth in a series of webinars dedicated to addressing refugee and migrant health and well-being. The webinar will discuss the management and prevention of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) among refugees and migrants.
Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018, Time: 12:15–14:00 CEST (live audience); 12:30–14:00 (web streaming)
Location: Auditorium 1, UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark
Live stream: www.euro.who.int/KHHMWebinars
The webinar will also be available on the Knowledge Hub on Health and Migration website following the event.

Free webinar on the Health economic assessment tool (HEAT) for walking and cycling
06 November 2017

European Cyclists’ Federation & World Health Organisation-Europe offer free HEAT webinar on 06 Nov, 2017 at 14:00 CET. Spend 60 minutes 06 November, 2017 with a top team from WHO & ECF learning how the HEAT tool is developing, and how it’s being used to promote cycling across Europe. ECF used it to show the health value of cycling is almost €200 billion per year. In the Netherlands researchers show it’s 3% of Dutch GDP. What’s the value of health and cycling in your city, region or country? And how can you use this kind of information for your city, region or country to convince decision makers? For more information: https://ecf.com/what-we-do/health-and-environment/heat Use this link to register on the WHO HEAT website: http://www.heatwalkingcycling.org/index.php?pg=training&id=24

Webinar Series – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages — Gaining Broad Policy Support in Politically Polarized Times, 2017
October 26 – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages using Moral Foundations Theory
(View the playback  http://webinar-portal.net/recordings/nphl_webinar_102617.mp4 )
November 30, 1 – 2:30 – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages: Messaging and the 5 Essential Public Health Law Services
December 14, 1 – 2:30 – Crafting Richer Public Health Messages: Lessons and Examples for State and Local Advocacy
Register https://www.networkforphl.org/
This three-part webinar series, co-sponsored by the Network and the Center for Public Health Law Research, will explore the interdisciplinary messaging teamwork necessary to fashion legal and policy interventions in these politically polarized times. Using Moral Foundations Theory, the speakers will explain how liberals and conservative audiences resonate differently to six intuitive foundational moral values. This session will explore crafting messages that embrace all six foundational values so that public health practitioners may engage a broader base of support and develop new community partnerships. Presenters will also discuss how the messaging used to advance public health laws, when crafted in a way that embraces the full range of intuitive moral values, may lead to broader community and political support for successfully developing, enacting and then enforcing new legal solutions.

Online conference on online violence against women and girls in Europe (Friday 13 October 2017)
On 13 October 2017, and in the framework of the European Week of Action for Girls, an online conference will bring together the main actors on the issue of online violence against women and girls in Europe: researchers and activists, decision-makers and youth, survivors and women’s organisations.
You can see the preliminary agenda and find out more about speakers here   http://www.womenlobby.org/hernetherrights
Τhe link to the webinar will be published on Friday 13 October in the morning here    http://www.womenlobby.org/hernetherrights