30 May 2013 09:00 : De-medicalising primary mental health care: Can we afford to, can we afford not to?

De-medicalising primary mental health care: Can

we afford to, can we afford not to?


Revolutionising access to psychological care in Europe


Hosted by Nessa Childers MEP

In association with the Network for

Psychotherapeutic Care in Europe (NPCE)

University of Limerick 30 & 31 May 2013

Examining the political, social and scientific challenges to improved public access, through primary care, to psychotherapy across the EU – key speakers from Ireland, Europe and the US will present papers addressing different aspects of primary mental health care.  This conference is aimed at increasing our knowledge and understanding of the issues facing primary mental health care and of identifying ways and means of facing these challenges.

Who should attend – This conference is for professionals across all disciplines – clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, general practitioners, primary mental health care workers – as well as researchers, policy makers and all stakeholders who have an interest in and are working in primary mental health care or would wish to do so.

Participants will gain a clear insight into the contribution of talk therapies to primary mental health care as well as an understanding of how non-medical primary mental health services can be delivered efficiently and effectively.


The conference is being held over two days, and registration is essential. Delegates can register for either day, or register to attend both days.  Registration is €25 per day.  This includes lunch and refreshments during the conference.   

For more information:

Phone: Bronwen Maher 087-7841937 or

Email: nessachildersmep@nullgmail.com

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