Mobilizing French communities through Mental Health Weeks
Through Mental Health Weeks, civil society organizations and mental health professionals have been promoting mental health awareness at the grassroots level in France for the past 27 years. The purpose of these Mental Health Weeks is to fight ignorance, stigma and exclusion around mental health through local awareness campaigns organized in and by communities.
WHO’s Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health in Lille, France, coordinated the Mental Health Weeks for 12 years before handing over the responsibility to Psycom in 2014. Psycom is a public body of information and training located in Paris, whose aim is to fight against stigma in mental health.