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Mental Health Thematic Innovation Ecosystem

February 22 @ 4:00 pm 5:30 pm

This Mental Health Thematic Innovation Ecosystem focused on Addressing substance misuse.


16:00 – 16:10 Welcome and introduction
Andy Bleaden, Community Director, ECHAlliance

16:10 – 16:25 Keynote Speaker: Addiction prevention in Germany: approaches for addressing target groups
Maria Friedrich, Scientific Officer at Federal Centre for Health Education
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EMCDDA: European drug prevention quality standards (EDPQS)
UNODC/WHO: International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, 2nd updated

German Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (DBDD): Workbooks
“Prevention”, “Drugs”, “Drug Policy” and “Treatment”

16:25 – 16:35 Discussion I: what is the need? 
Adriano Fernandes, Innovation Director at Santa Casa da Misericordia da Amadora (SCMA)
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16:35 – 16:50 Discussion II: what is working? 
Dr. Carlos Paulos, Director 4-Motion “Drug Checking as a harm reduction tool in a very small country”
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16:50 – 17:05 Discussion III: the landscape of digital tools for mental health
Ralf Hermannstädter, Head of Counselling and Treatment, Caritas
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Christin Hesse, Project Manager; blu:prevent
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17:05 – 17:25 Open discussion and wrap-up
Andy Bleaden, Community Director, ECHAlliance

17:25 – 17:30 Next events
Andy Bleaden, Community Director, ECHAlliance

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