Next year's Lille Mental Health conference

Photo: Working together on mental health issues at the recent WONCA Europe conference in Lisbon
(l to r), Henk Parmentier, Sandra Fortes, Luis Gálvez, Juan Mendive and Gabriel Ivbijaro.

WONCA is pleased to have endorsed the "Mental Health for all, connecting people and sharing experience" conference coming to Lille, in France, in April next year. The chair of WONCA's Working Party on Mental Health, Luis Gálvez invites colleagues to attend.

Dear colleagues and friends,

Next year, an international conference with the theme of "Mental Health for all, connecting people and sharing experience" will take place from 28-30 April 2015, in the city of Lille, France, Europe.

The conference is being organised by Gabriel Ivbijaro and numerous frontline colleagues in the world of mental health worldwide.

The conference is being organised along the lines already established over past years by the World Psychiatric Association and WONCA, now in conjunction with World Federation on Mental Health and other scientific societies of mental health. Years of collaboration involving all professionals who are involved in mental health has used the ongoing slogan "Working Together". WONCA's participation in this conference will be in the same spirit and also as many of its members are part of the scientific committee of the event.

Because I know the organization first hand, I can say that the conference will be useful to professionals and patients. It should provide a new opportunity to work together, with the aim not only to strengthen the cooperation and communication between primary and secondary care structures, but also working to benefit those people affected by mental illness, as well as their families and carers.

The conference offers us the opportunity to see colleagues and friends and also build new relationships and collaborate with mental health professionals from different regions of the world.

I hope to see you there.

Best wishes,
Luis Gálvez
Chair of WONCA Working Party on Mental Health

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