EU4Health is the EU’s funding programme to deliver on EU health policy and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This call aims to develop of a European Code for Mental Health.
Every year around 2.7 million people living in the Union are diagnosed with cancer and the number of cancer survivors is growing every year with a continuous increase in 5-year survival rates for the most common cancer types in all countries. These improvements are driven by a number of factors, including effective prevention and screening programmes as well as advances in diagnostics and surgical techniques. The number of childhood cancer survivors is also expected to rise substantially in the years to come. While this is a reason for optimism, survivors, their families and carers can experience significant challenges. These challenges could often be avoided or mitigated by cooperation between health and social care systems, and as well as cooperation with employers. In this context, the focus should no longer be on ‘how long’ people live after diagnosis, but rather on ‘how well and how long’ they live. Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and the EU Mission on Cancer aim not only to ensure that cancer patients survive their illness, but that they live long, fulfilling lives, free from discrimination and unfair obstacles. Cancer survivors face a number of common issues including unmet psychosocial needs, and issues related to rehabilitation, emotional distress, secondary cancers and tumour recurrence, including metastatic disease.
This action aims to address mental health challenges in cancer patients and survivors, and their carers and families.
Activities will include: (i) Development of a European Code for Mental Health which contains messages that are evidence-based, easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement for citizens about actions they can take for themselves or their families to reduce their risk of mental health problems.
This action aims to address mental health challenges in European citizens through easy-to-understand messages that most people can follow without any special skills or advice. Through easy wording that explains the mental health risk, each of the recommendations in the code will support people in how they can protect themselves, their families and their carers30, and improve their quality of care and life.
This action will support the promotion of good mental health and prevention of mental health problems, in the general population, through the development of a European Code for Mental Health. The objective of a European Code for Mental Health will be to inform EU citizens about evidence-based actions they can take for themselves or their families to promote mental health and to reduce the risk of mental health problems, thereby contributing to increasing the mental health resilience of societies.
The development of a European Code for Mental Health will empower citizens, help raise awareness and improve their own health literacy.
Civil society organisations (professional associations, foundations, NGOs and similar entities) with expertise in the field of mental health, academia and education establishments, research institutes, expert networks and established networks in the field of public health, and Member States’ authorities.
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions:
This needs to be clearly mentioned in the proposal.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
+ be legal entities (public or private bodies)
+ be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
Expected duration of the project(s) in months: 36 months