EUFAMI joins EU forensic mental health research group

EUFAMI is delighted to be joining the European Study on Violence Risk and Mental Disorders (EUVIORMED), an EU project working on improving and standardising forensic psychiatric care across Europe.

The project will examine best practice in 5 European countries (the UK, Germany, Austria, Poland, and Italy) with a particular focus on generating new data on violence and self-harm assessment.  It will also attempt to formulate recommendations to assist in the planning of services for clinicians, managers, commissioners and politicians.

Complex and controversial ethical concerns surrounding forensic psychiatry will also be addressed. Currently huge cultural differences remain in what constitutes a severe mental disorder (SMD) and what needs, or deserves treatment.  This is often aggravated by how SMDs are portrayed in the media.

Italy’s Fatebenefratelli will be coordinating the project alongside EUFAMI (Belgium/EU),  King’s College London (UK), the Central Institute for Mental Health (Germany), the Medical University of Vienna (Austria), the Institute  of Psychiatric Clinical  Science (Poland), Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany), and University of Milano- Bicocca (Italy).

A kick-off meeting to discuss next steps is scheduled to take place between 13-15 in Brescia, Italy.





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