EPIONI on the occasion of the European Carers Day which was celebrated for the first time on October 62020 but also the World Mental Health Day that is celebrated every year on October 10, organized a webinar for family caregivers on Friday 9 October 2020. The focus was on caregivers’ need for access to more and better health services.
The webinar on October 9 was held with the support of the European Parliament office in Greece, under the auspices of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) and the European and Hellenic Psychiatric Association. Through short interventions, Greek and foreign speakers referred to the aggravated conditions created for caregivers by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for more awareness regarding brain diseases.
The online event hosted important scientists such as Professor George Christodoulou, Dr. Kalliopi Panagiotopoulou, the Vice President of the World Federation of Mental Health WFMH Dr. Roberto Mezzina and Evanthia Sakellari, Assistant Professor, Department of Public and Community Health, University of West Attica. Mr. Haris Kountouros represented the office of the European Parliament in Greece with a short greeting, acknowledging the important contribution of caregivers to the health system. Mr Dimitriadis referred to the European #BrainLifeGoals campaign, in which the EPIONI association is also participating.
We want to thank EFNA, the Belgian Brain Council, EDRA, the President of the Society of Social Psychiatry and Mental Health, Professor Panagiotis Sakellaropoulos, the Child and Adolescent Center, Alzheimer Hellas, Alzheimer Chalkida, and the Wind of Renewal for their cooperation.