In celebrating World Mental Health Day 2018 EFPA stresses that this focus on universal prevention and on general wellbeing and social engagement will not prevent all mental health problems among adolescents. Those who do develop problems have a right to have access to a local, sustainable, health system to address them and provide adequate care.
Mental health services have much work to do to improve their standards as shown by the UN Special Rapporteur report.Psychologists have much to offer as positive alternatives and should work to ensure that all mental health services prioritize prevention and respect human rights.
- Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Convener of the EFPA Board of Prevention and Promotion
- Tony Wainwright, Deputy Convener of the EFPA Board of Prevention and Promotion