Working Together: the mental wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in their communities

 

 

23—25 May 2019

Palau de Congressos de Barcelona

(Fira de Montjuïc)

Like the rest of the population, the mental health of people with intellectual disabilities is best understood in a much wider context of their general well-being, their supports and networks, their family and social setting and the broader aspects of the society that have significant impacts on their health and health inequalities. Trauma and stressful life events, poverty, unemployment, housing insecurity, social isolation and loneliness, discrimination and inequality are all factors associated not only with individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism but within their families. Resilience and recovery depend in part on being part of a supportive and containing community.

 

The Congress will bring together current knowledge and expertise in this wider context, looking at how people with intellectual disabilities, their families and their social and professional networks all have important experience and skills to contribute and share in creating and developing effective, collaborative and co-productive models for understanding and promoting mental wellbeing.

 

The 2019 Congress brings a new and exciting collaboration with our partners Ampans and Althaia and will run alongside their highly successful National Congress on behaviour disorders which will take place on the first day.

 

On behalf of the Executive Board of EAMHID and our partners in Ampans and Althaia I look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 congress.

 

 

Dr. Roger Banks. (MB ChB, FRCPsych, FRCGP (Hon), FIPD)

President of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th Congress of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability

Castellers

 

An abstract illustration of the Catalan "Castellers", that makes a direct reference to the strength, teamwork and union that will take place during the congress.

12th Congress of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability

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12th Congress of the European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability

Working Together: the mental wellbeing of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in their communities