EAMHID congresses are multidisciplinary and have been organised every two years since 1995 in various European countries with the aim of providing an opportunity for clinical practitioners, academics, service providers and mental health experts to learn about new and emerging developments in mental health issues.
Since the Lisbon congress (2013), a close collaboration has been established with the European NGO ARFIE (Association for Research and Training on Integration in Europe), contact has been established with service providers in the disability field who bring evidence based practices from frontline staff. Better links were also established with francophone countries.
Twelve congresses have been organised since the creation of EAMHID and each occasion focused on various contemporary and innovative topics such as social justice and fundamental rights (Zagreb, 2007), the relationship between mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities (Lisbon, 2013), approaches in the neurodevelopmental perspective (Florence, 2015) and the co-productive approach (Barcelona 2019).
Working together: The mental wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and their
families in their communities, May 23-25th
Better Mental Health for People with Intellectual Disability, September 21-23rd