10/09/2012

European Parliament report on mental health in times of crisis

This report summarises the presentations and discussions at the workshop on
'Mental health in times of economic crisis', held at the European Parliament in
Brussels in June 2012.

In her final remarks, Ms Willmott (MEP) emphasized the need to classify mental
health diseases as occupational diseases. She said that the European Parliament
and other stakeholders should take steps to end the 'backseat' position of the issue and to ensure
that the issue is not dismantled by the Member States due to cost-implications
and financial difficulties.

Ms Willmott also said that the right to health and safety at work should be
treated as a fundamental workers' right.

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AplusA-online.de - Source: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work