The MENTBEST Consortium held their third Plenary Meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece on 13-14 May 2024, thanks to the generous hosting of our Greek partner, the South-East European Research Centre.

Workplaces have experienced rapid changes in recent years, driven by digital and green transitions (‘twin transition’) and the COVID-19 pandemic. New ways of working and managing working environments have arisen, and these can affect the physical and mental health of workers in new ways, both positive and negative. Workplaces can be health-promoting environments, but how this can be achieved in practice needs exploration.

MENTBEST will design, deliver and validate proven community-based interventions and innovative technologies to prevent and mitigate the mental health challenges associated with dramatic and rapid change in Europe.

The iFightDepression (iFD) tool is now available in Ukrainian language thanks to an initiative of the European Alliance Against Depression (EAAD).

Implementation of digital interventions for depression worldwide is a project that aims to explore perspectives of health care practitioners from primary care (general practitioners, family doctors and psychologists) toward digital interventions for depression. Practitioners in primary care can act as potential gate keepers of digital interventions and in this way might help to reduce the treatment gap for depression worldwide.

Audio & Cultural Adaptation

The awareness website is now available in two West African languages, Wolof and Mandinka. The website is aimed at migrants living in Germany from Gambia and Senegal, West Africa. The website offers basic information about depression and points of contact for help in Germany, as well as practical strategies for mental health promotion and self-management.

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The EU-funded project MENTUPP, Mental Health Promotion and Intervention in Occupational Settings, is delighted to announce that a large-scale testing of the MENTUPP Hub is currently under way in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the construction, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), and healthcare sectors across Europe and Australia.

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The iFightDepression website and online self-management tool were co-funded by the Health Programme of the European Union.