On 17 January, the Kick-off meeting launching Share4carers project took place in Athens. CVBF is an associated partner in the project aimed to promote key solutions by uniting patients’ organization, academics, clinicians and carers from Belgium, Greece, Italy and Turkey at national level and providing them with the skills and knowledge necessary to promote psychoeducation and raise awareness about the societal impact of being children of parents with mental health problems in Europe. Representatives of the above groups will meet on multiple occasions during the lifecycle of the project in order to share good practices, exchange perspectives on effective advocacy strategies and learn how to engage with decision-makers at national and EU levels. Goal is to draw the attention of the academic and the general public, as well as relevant state institutions, to the importance of the development of basic and clinical psychoeducation as well as a key solution in the prevention, early detection, intervention, and support of children.
The meeting provided the occasion to take stock of the situation related to the current condition of patients and families of patients with mental ill health, with a particular interest for young carers as children born to parents with psychosis and mental disorders.