Conference

At the conference “Mental Health – stigmas, prejudices and consequences” were presented best Norwegian practices regarding mental health and the fight against social stigmas. It was discussed the role of support from the family, friends and peers. The conference highlighted the importance of access to employment and social inclusion of people with mental problems.

The conference was opened with greetings from Mrs. Verginiya Micheva – Ruseva, Deputy Minister of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria; Dr. Elvira Foteva – Directof of Department of international activities, projects and programs and Head of programming operator program BG 07; and Mrs. Albena Drobachka – Project manager and Chairman of the Association SPOC. Greetings were sent by Dr. Petar Moskov – Minister of Health, Dr. Adam Persenski – Deputy Minister of Health and Head of operational programme “Initiatives for public health,” Ms. Denitsa Sacheva – Deputy Minister of labour and social policy, Dr. Ventsislav Grozev – Chairman of the Board of BAS, Dr. Krasimira Kovachka – Chairman of the Committee on Health.

You can found greetings here:

Congratulatory address: Dr. Petar Moskov, Minister of Health

Congratulatory address: Dr. Ventsislav Grozev, Chairman of the Bulgarian Medical Association

Congratulatory address: Dr. Krasimira Kovachka, the Vice – Chairman of the Health commicion in the 43-National Assembly

Congratulatory address: Dr. Adam Persenski, Vice – Minister of Health

Congratulatory address: Ms. Denitsa Sacheva, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy

The first panel entitled “Do we understand the mentally ill people … do we support them?” Presented by Dr. Vyara Gancheva, an expert in the project, a sociologist at the “Institute for the Study of Societies and Knowledge”

Presentation dr. Vyara Gancheva Results from a nationally representative survey

The second panel “What is the expectation of people with mental illness?” led by Prof. Hristo Hinkov expert to the project; director of the National Centre for Public Health and Analysis

Presentation Prof. Hristo Hinkov – Bulgaria Data analysis conducted a survey of people with mental disorders

The third panel “The opinion of students regarding mental illness” was led by Dr. Yuri Katzarov, an expert in the project, a psychologist at Preventive and Informative Centre for drug addicts – Sofia

Presentation Dr. Yuri Katzarov Analysis and discussion of the results of a study of ideas, expectations and attitudes among students from the Sofia city”

The fourth panel “Could be organized prevention?” was led by Dr. Lars Lien – expert in the project, a specialist in Social Medicine and Psychiatry, Oslo, Norway

Presentation Dr. Lars Lien – Norway is it possible to organize prevention?

The fifth panel was “I am you” was led by Dr. Tsveteslava Galabova, an expert in the project, director of the University Hospital of Psychiatry “Sv. Ivan Rilski” – Kurilo

The sixth panel “Social relations and social identity” was led by Monica Guulslet, an expert in the project from the Faculty of Health Sciences, Oslo, Norway

Presentation Monica Gulslet Experiences and impact of mental crisis on consumers of mental health services

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