The Fifth International Conference on Community Mental Health Care, entitled Shaping the Future of Community Mental Health, Care organized by the University of Verona and the Verona Hospital Trust, in collaboration with the European Assertive Outreach Foundation, will be held in Verona from September 5-7 2019.
Deinstitutionalization led to a decrease in psychiatric hospital beds during the last decades, and better outpatient care in many countries. New treatments became available, such as modern psychological treatments, digital psychiatry, new recovery oriented approaches and the introduction of peer-experts. Prevention of mental Illness in the community, especially for younger people, is done in some areas but by so far not everywhere. In the meantime, research shows that the prognosis of severe mental illness has not improved over the last decades. A better implementation of effective practices is needed, better collaboration with consumers and significant others, more use of digital psychiatry and better integration of various services. This are some of the issues that will be addressed during this three-day international event.
You can learn more and see the full programme on the official conference website.