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RAN activities on Mental Health, May 2021


Publication date
17 June 2021
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
RAN Publications Topic
Mental health issues


This overview paper is on the key themes of the RAN Mental Health working group (formerly Health & Social Care). These key themes are related to:

mental health profiles;

mental health and multi-agency working;

and the professionalisation and support of the mental health professional in P/CVE.

The RAN Mental Health working group (RAN HEALTH) constituency consists of practitioners in the health sector. It is currently chaired by Eva María Jiménez González (Ministry of Justice and Institute of Forensic Psychology, Spain) and Catherine Grandsard (University of Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis, France).

The RAN HEALTH working group was established in 2020 from the RAN Health & Social Care working group (RAN H&SC) that was co-chaired by Sergej Erdelja (HR) and René Zegerius (NL).

This paper elaborates on how the key themes have been addressed by RAN throughout the years. It presents the meetings and activities, papers, practices and key lessons learned and recommendation identified around these key themes.

This paper will first elaborate on RAN activities dedicated to different mental health profiles and preventing and countering violent extremism (P/CVE). Secondly, the paper will focus on the mental health practitioner in multiagency working. It will also explore issues related to the support of the mental health professional in P/CVE.

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RAN activities on Mental Health
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