The 13th annual Europsy Festival was held in Durham in the United Kingdom with over 190 delegates from across Europe taking part. It was hosted by Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (one of the founding partners of RCOMH) in conjunction with Durham University.
The festival has previously been held in a variety of European cities e.g. Gran Canaria 2010, Valkenburg Holland 2009, and Ankara Slovenia 2008.
Europsy Rehabilitation is a European organisation based on the principles of solidarity and co-operation, and is directed by users of service in collaboration with mental health professionals. It is dedicated to fighting for the rights of people with mental disabilities and improving the economic, work and social integration for this group of people. It promotes psychosocial rehabilitation programmes which aim to improve an individual's resource, restore skills and enable people to have control and choice about the life they wish to lead.
Attendees participated as part of the festival in a variety of activities and occupations, many with a cultural relevance to the UK and Durham area e.g. English afternoon tea, gardening at the Botanic Gardens and making clippy mats.
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"The wall of stigma" created during one of the sessions.