Dr. Mira Dasic, the Director of SEEHN Secretariat and Secretariat staff met on 22 February 2022, in Skopje Prof. Stojan Bajraktarov, Medical Director at Psychiatry Clinic, Medical Faculty, University “St. Cyril and Methodius”.

The discussions focused around two main activities in the mental health area. Dr Dasic started with an overview of the ongoing activities and events related to mental health. Also explained the role of the SEEHN Secretariat and emphasized its importance as the main engine for providing administrative and technical support to the Network’s activities, in particular to the current projects.

Both parties informed on the progress achieved within the mental health project “Mental Health and Resilience Training for healthcare workers responding to COVID-19 in SEE Region”, implemented by SEEHN Secretariat, funded by Project Hope and Center for Disaster Philanthropy; and on the SEEHN “Comparative analysis study on the mental health services in the SEEHN Member States”.  

The interlocutors agreed on the next steps roadmap to be implemented within both projects. Additionally, the parties touched upon the sustainability of the initiated actions and concluded that there is space for closer cooperation by following the opportunities for strengthening and building further mental health resilience in the South Eastern Europe Region.

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