Nordic Conference: A Human Right Left Behind
On 18-19 March 2024 the 2nd Nordic conference on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Fragile and Humanitarian Settings will take place in Malmö – Sweden. The conference will be co-hosted by a consortium of Nordic MHPSS-actors together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden.
Mental health is essential to secure the well-being, overall health and life-quality of children, youth and their families and communities, as well as for the peace and prosperity of our societies. Mental health is closely linked with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly Goal 3, Good Health and Well-being. There are strong links between mental ill health and poverty as a result of inadequate realisation of human rights such as the right to work in just and favourable conditions, the right to social protection and physical and mental well-being; and the right to education and cultural freedom. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) addresses both the need for prevention and promotion of mental health and psychosocial well-being, as well as accessible, quality care of mental health conditions across the world.
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