The role of the Centre d’Information et de Prévention is to coordinate the various cultural, artistic, social, and academic activities organised by partners during the semaines de la santé mentale and making them visible.

It is only through your commitment as a partner that Luxembourg can shine a light upon mental health from 7 to 20 October 2024.

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The role of municipalities in prevention is beyond question. They are an essential catalyst for providing the necessary resources to cultivate good mental health. As they are close to citizens and local associations, municipalities are ideally positioned to bring people together for a common project. They can contribute to the semaines de la santé mentale in several ways:

  • Mobilising their own services that operate in the field of mental health (for instance: equal opportunity services, well-being services, municipal advisory committees) by encouraging their participation or promoting the work of these services.
  • Organising one or more awareness-raising activities (for instance: organising a YOUTH Mental Health First Aid course or a workshop for recognizing signs of a suicide crisis).
  • Coordinating local events during the two weeks (for instance: to delegate a person).
  • Supporting initiatives suggested by local and/or national partners through funding or by providing workforce, facilities, or equipment.
  • Promoting activities which are scheduled to take place in their municipality over the two weeks (for instance: advertising on their social media platforms, their website or in the local community newspaper, organising mailings).
  • Creating, participating in, or ensuring municipal representation in think tanks related to the semaines de la santé mentale, with the aim of fostering networking among all local and national partners.

Examples of good practice in PDF format

The actors in formal and non-formal education have the mission of preparing future generations for the challenges of life. They play a crucial role in strengthening resilience and preserving mental health. Their involvement in the semaines de la santé mentale can take various forms by:

  • Organising one or more awareness-raising activities for children and/or young individuals to strengthen both individual and collective resilience (for instance: open houses, workshops).
  • Training teachers, educators, supervisors, and/or students on mental health topics (for instance: organising a YOUTH Mental Health First Aid course or a workshop for recognizing signs of a suicide crisis).
  • Providing information or materials for raising awareness to parents (for instance: making informative resources available, arranging information evenings, or workshops for parents).
  • Promoting the semaines de la santé mentale by communicating through various channels (for instance: website, social media, distributing flyers to children, young people, parents, and staff).

Examples of good practice in PDF format

Health care services can raise public awareness about mental health concerns, prevent mental illnesses among vulnerable individuals, and provide support to those dealing with mental health problems. In previous editions, these services have proven to be significant partners in the planning of various events:

  • Developing awareness-raising initiatives for the general public independently or in collaboration with other partners.
  • Organising an open house or specific interventions for their service providers or target audience (for instance: thematic conferences, practical workshops).
  • Training their staff on mental health topics (for instance: organising a YOUTH Mental Health First Aid course or a workshop for recognising signs of a suicide crisis).
  • Promoting the semaines de la santé mentale by communicating through various channels (for instance: website, social media, distributing flyers and green ribbons* to their beneficiaries).

Examples of good practice in PDF format

*The order deadline is set for 15.07.24.

Non-profit charitable, sports, cultural, or recreational associations are fundamental hubs for community life. Both local and national associations can have a substantial impact on promoting mental health within society. During the semaines de la santé mentale associations can participate at multiple levels:

  • Organising awareness-raising activities for the general public (for instance: host an open house, make use of their artistic talents, promote sports as a means of preventing mental health issues).
  • Training their members on mental health topics (for instance: organising a YOUTH Mental Health First Aid course or a workshop for recognising signs of a suicide crisis).
  • Supporting initiatives that highlight mental health and will take place during the two weeks.
  • Promoting the semaines de la santé mentale by communicating through various channels (for instance: website, social media, distributing flyers and green ribbons*).

Examples of good practice in PDF format

*The order deadline is set for 15.07.24.

Arts and culture can exert a positive influence on mental health across a person's lifespan. A cultural event can serve as a means of information and emotional expression while simultaneously raising public awareness of mental health issues. For a cultural institution, participation may involve:

  • Scheduling cultural or artistic events related to mental health.
  • Organizing interactive artistic expression activities for both the general public and specific populations (for instance: art workshops, contests).
  • Promoting the semaines de la santé mentale by communicating through various channels (for instance: website, social media, distributing flyers and green ribbons*).

Examples of good practice in PDF format

*The order deadline is set for 15.07.24.

Workplace well-being is a significant protective factor for mental health. An appropriate staff management policy promotes not only employees' overall well-being but also their motivation, creativity, and productivity. Companies play a vital role in our society and can set examples of best practices in mental health promotion. During the semaines de la santé mentale, a company has the opportunity to engage by:

  • Organising a family day or team-building activities for their employees.
  • Training for their staff members on mental health topics (for instance: organising a YOUTH Mental Health First Aid course or a workshop for recognising signs of a suicide crisis).
  • Providing information or materials for raising awareness (for instance: making awareness materials available or arranging expert interventions).
  • Supporting or sponsoring mental health promotion initiatives by regional and national actors/partners.
  • Promoting the semaines de la santé mentale by communicating through various channels (for instance: website, social media, distributing flyers and green ribbons* to their employees).

Examples of good practice in PDF format

*The order deadline is set for 15.07.24.

Anyone can commit to improving their understanding of mental health to strengthen both individual and collective resilience. By remaining mindful of our own mental health and that of others, we can empower ourselves against sources of stress and support our loved ones. During the semaines de la santé mentale, each one of us can take part by:

  • Participating in events provided by local and regional actors.
  • Volunteering for the activity organisers.
  • Launching awareness-raising initiatives in their neighbourhood or municipality (for instance: hosting a neighbourhood gathering or a sports tournament to raise funds, and sharing awareness materials with people they know).
  • Promoting the semaines de la santé mentale by communicating through various channels (for instance: social media, distributing flyers).
  • Signing up for a mental health first aid course and encouraging family and friends to do the same.

How to communicate?

Each action submitted via the semaines de la santé mentale website, created exclusively for this purpose, is reviewed, and included after validation in the official list of activities. These activities will then be visible on the website in the form of an agenda and on a geographical map. As of December 2023, a large-scale national advertising campaign will raise awareness among the general public about the semaines de la santé mentale and its website. However, please note that the Centre d’Information et de Prévention will not be able to provide specific advertising for each event. To enhance the visibility of your activities and reach a larger audience of children, young people, and caregivers, it is strongly recommended that you do promote your own events.

Below, you will find examples of media and communication channels that you can use according to your resources and needs:

Share information on your social media networks (for instance: create a Facebook and/or Linkedin event and share it, create posts and boost them, make Instagram reels).

Display a banner or article on your website and publish the event or activities in the calendar.

Publish the event or activities in relevant national event listings and newspapers (for instance: Events Lëtzebuerg, City Magazine, EDI, Gemengebuet).

Send e-mails to your network contacts.

Send out flyers or make them available at your facilities.

Use in-house displays (for instance: posters, screens).

Seek assistance from your municipality or other potential partners.

Resources available for download:

Official poster of "semaines de la santé mentale" (download)

Banner personnalisable pour une signature électronique, un site internet ou des réseaux sociaux (Facebook, LinkedIn)