Good Practice Services:
Promoting Human Rights & Recovery in Mental Health

September 23-26, 2019 Trieste

The meeting is organized by WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health ASUI Trieste with World Health Organization and will feature WHO QualityRights Programme, its implementation in Europe and globally,  as well as the new  WHO initiative to identify examples of good practice community based services that respect the rights and promote recovery.

Services and supports that:

  • are people-centred
  • operate without coercion
  • respond to people’s needs
  • support recovery
  • promote autonomy and inclusion in line with international human rights standards.

The Trieste model and its regional developments will be presented as an example of whole system change.

The meeting will also include:

  • WHO QualityRights overview and global implementation
  • WHO Euro QualityRights country presentations
  • Meetings between national focal points and the experts of best practice modules
  • The Trieste model and its implementation in the Region and else where in the world
  • Recommendations of the phasing out of psychiatric hospitals
  • Empowerment networks
  • Good practices of social enterprises and job placement
  • International cooperation (California, Argentina, UK, The Netherlands, Czech Republic and Serbia among others)
  • Study visits to Services in Trieste and the Region (on request-few places available)

The Programme/Il Programma

Scientific Boards


Sede dell’incontro/ Meeting venue: Teatrino “Franca e Franco Basaglia”, Parco Culturale di San Giovanni – Trieste (Italy)

Lingua  inglese / italiano – Language English / Italian

E’ prevista la traduzione in simultanea / Simultaneous translation available

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WHO Geneva, Department of Mental Health and Substance abuse has asked WHO CC of Trieste to host, within the “QualityRights Project” framework, the working group Mental Health Service Guidance – Recovery, people-centered & human rights-oriented approaches in mental health for the development of a guidance that will document community-based mental health services …. (read more)

L’ Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità di Ginevra, Dipartimento di Salute Mentale e Abuso di Sostanze ha chiesto al Centro Collaboratore OMS di Trieste per la Ricerca e la Formazione in Salute Mentale – Dipartimento di Salute Mentale, ASUI Trieste  di ospitare,  nell’ambito del progetto “QualityRights”, il gruppo di lavoro Mental Health Service Guidance – Recovery, people-centred & human rights-oriented approaches in mental health per la realizzazione di un documento-guida che identifichi servizi di salute mentale territoriali … (leggi tutto)

The Programme


Monday 23rd September – Day 1

8:00 a.m. Registration of the participants 

Venue: Direction Mental Health Department, Via Weiss 5

9.00a.m. – 9.45 a.m. Welcome 

Venue: Franca e Franco Basaglia Theatre – Simultaneous translation available Ita/Eng 

Chair: Roberto Mezzina

  • National and Regional authoritiesMinistry of Health and Riccardo Riccardi, Vice President of Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Italy)
  • ASUITs  – Antonio Poggiana, Special Commissioner of ASUITs (Italy)
  • World Health Organization – Dévora Kestel, video message from the Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (Geneva)
  • World Health Organization – Michelle Funk, Coordinator Mental Health Policy and Service Development (Geneva)
  • World Health Organization – Dan Chisholm, Programme Manager for Mental Health in the WHO Regional Office for Europe (Copenhagen)
  • WFMH  – Alberto Trimboli, President of WFMH (Argentina)
  • IMHCN – John Jenkins CEO IMHCN (UK)
  • Human Rights Watch – Shanta Rau Barriga, Director of the Disability Rights Program (Bruxelles)
  • MHE – Jan Berndsen, President of MHE (The Neatherlands)

9.45 a.m. – 10.40 a.m. Plenary Session:  

Introduction of Quality Rights and good practice service guidance, Michelle Funk (Geneva)

10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break

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