About: mental health

Economy & Jobs 19-05-2022

Four-day work week: How competitive is mental health?

The Brussels economic policy crowd seems to be positively inclined towards the idea of a four day work week if a recent debate at the Brussels Economic Forum is anything to go by.
Health 05-05-2022

Commission, WHO discuss mental health aid for Ukrainians

The mental health of Ukrainians and those in exile was at the heart of discussions for the first time at the WHO mental health coalition meeting on Wednesday (4 May), attended by EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 03-05-2022

Impact of pandemic on childrens’ mental health to be surveyed in France

The two years of the pandemic have put the mental health of the youngest to the test, but there is not enough data to create an adequate response, according to Santé Publique France, which launched a national survey on the well-being of children on Monday 2 May.
Coronavirus 22-04-2022

Social distancing worst COVID-19 restriction for mental health, finds studies

New research suggests that the main cause of mental health decline during the COVID-19 pandemic was social distancing rules.
Health 13-04-2022

Health Brief: A trip into EU health

With mental health issues growing across Europe, psychedelics research and therapy are entering EU policymaking after having shown promising results for treating disturbs such as depression, PTSD, and anxiety.
Health 30-03-2022

French presidential candidates unified in calls for mental health care reform

Presidential candidates in the French election race all want to reform the state of mental health care as the country's mental well-being significantly deteriorated because of the pandemic. EURACTIV France reports.
Coronavirus 15-03-2022

Severe COVID-19 may lead to depression or anxiety, study finds

A study found that serious COVID-19 illness is linked to an increase in the risk of long-term adverse mental health implications, such as depression and anxiety.
Health 03-02-2022

MEPs warn against upcoming ‘global mental health crisis’

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictive measures that worsened the mental well-being of European citizens, the EU has no comprehensive plan to tackle this pressing issue. A group of MEPs are calling for change as mental health is often overshadowed by other diseases.  
Coronavirus 18-01-2022

Suicide increasing amongst Europe’s youth, governments underprepared

The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the mental health of Europeans and suicide amongst young people is rising, but in a number of countries, national health authorities have provided only patchy responses so far, according to the EURACTIV network reporting.
Technology 08-12-2021

Instagram tightens teen defenses as US hearing looms

Instagram announced new protections on Tuesday (7 December) for young users, a day before the photo-sharing app's CEO faces a grilling from US lawmakers on whether the platform is "toxic" for children.
Health 09-11-2021

COVID-19 hit mental health of French students hard – report

France's students have reported an increase in anxiety and depressive disorders, as well as suicidal thoughts during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study by France's national health and medical research institute (INSERM) and the University of Bordeaux published on Tuesday (9 November) has found. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 28-10-2021

Pandemic has brought major setbacks for gender equality, new report says

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted gender equality, mental and reproductive health across Europe, with little to no progress being made over the last 12 months, according to a report presented on Thursday (28 October) by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). 
Health 12-10-2021

Health Brief – Mental health: an ’emergency spreading across the EU’

Health experts and policymakers have called on governments to step up and take the pandemic as a wake-up call to adopt impactful mental health policies, as outlined in a new report.
Health 06-10-2021

French government announces support scheme for mentally vulnerable

In a drive to broaden health benefits, France announced new aid to guarantee the rights of people with intellectual disabilities as a two-day World Mental Health Summit opened in Paris on Tuesday (5 October).
Economy & Jobs 05-07-2021

Youth will hold EU lawmakers responsible if reopening botched

European youth are in urgent need of targeted economic and mental health support to help them weather the long-term recovery from the pandemic, business and civil society representatives told a recent EURACTIV event.
Coronavirus 17-05-2021

COVID-19 effects on mental health will be felt for years to come, warn researchers

COVID-19 has created a “parallel pandemic” of mental health issues that will be felt long after tackling coronavirus, new research warns, with younger people bearing the brunt across the EU.
Health 28-04-2021

France worried about mental health of its lockdown-stricken citizens

After more than a year of successive lockdowns implemented by European governments to curb the spread of COVID-19, the French authorities are now worried about the mental health of their citizens. EURACTIV France reports.
Youth unemployment
Coronavirus 14-05-2020

A ‘marathon’ needed to avoid a mental health pandemic

As the infection and death rates from coronavirus continue to decline across Europe, policy makers are beginning to take stock of the widespread impact of the pandemic on mental health.
Coronavirus 05-05-2020

COVID-19 pandemic hinders access to care for patients with rare diseases

Nine out of ten people living with rare diseases across Europe have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, including three out of ten who said that this has caused “life-threatening” disruption, according to a recent study by EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe.
Data protection 05-09-2019

Digital Brief: Big decisions

Welcome to EURACTIV’s Digital Brief, your weekly update on all things digital in the EU. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.    “There are some big decisions to make.” US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, speaking about Huawei,...
Economy & Jobs 05-07-2019

Digitalisation is a threat as much as an opportunity for workers, experts say

While digitalisation offers more flexible forms of work, it can also be a threat to well-being and encroach on work-life balance, policymakers warned during an event organised by EURACTIV.
Health 06-06-2019

Cocaine trafficking reaching record highs, says EU drug agency

Cocaine seizure in the EU reached record highs in 2017 and the trafficking of synthetic drugs has also increased, according to this year's European Drug Report. A closer look into Berlin's drug help centre shows how drug consumption is linked to mental health. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 29-11-2018

Mental health issues cost EU countries more than €600 billion

In many EU countries, mental health is still a taboo. However, the economic impact of psychological disorders is a loss of 4% of GDP and changes in the labour market only aggravate the situation, according to a report by the OECD.
Health 10-01-2018

Experts urge cautious approach as WHO classifies gaming addiction as illness

The World Health Organisation has classified addiction to video-gaming as an illness, in another sign that the condition is gaining recognition from medical professionals and mental health experts around the world.