EPSA event

Social Innovation: Mental Health and Well-Being

16 May 2024
09.30 - 12.30 CET

Mental health and well-being have become increasingly critical topics in today’s society, and the need to address mental health issues and promote emotional well-being has grown more urgent in the public sector as well.

Social innovation, which involves the development and implementation of new ideas to meet social needs, presents a promising approach to addressing mental health concerns in innovative and sustainable ways.

We will:

  • Explore key trends and developments in the area of social innovation
  • Discuss the intersection of social innovation, mental health, and well-being
  • Share insights on innovative social strategies and practical solutions for enhancing mental health and well-being

Speakers will include EIPA experts, policy makers and EPSA applicants. Detailed programme coming soon.

The webinar is open free of charge to all officials from the European public sector.

Registrations are closed.


  • Explore the current landscape of mental health challenges and opportunities within the European public sector
    Identify strategies for incorporating social innovation into public policies and services aimed at mental health and well-being
  • Raise awareness and facilitate the exchange of knowledge among public sector officials
  • Showcase innovative practices and tools in promoting mental health and well-being across communities

EPSA 2023-24 is supported by the European Commission.


9.30Welcome and Introduction

Christoph Klika, EPSA Project Manager, EIPA

9.45Well-Being: concepts and comparative policy perspective

Lara Fleischer, Acting Head of Unit, Well-being Data Insights and Policy Practice, OECD Centre on Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)

10.00Strategies of social innovation in national and local contexts

Dr Stephen Brennan, Chair of Smart D8, Ireland

Christina Christoforou, Head of the Safer Gambling & Business Development Directorate, National Betting Authority, Cyprus

11.15Evidence from EPSA 2023-24: practices of social innovation

Deirdre Keaveney, Business Manager in St Patricks Mental Health Services (SPMHS), Ireland

Dr Sotiris Themistokleous, Director of Strategic Development of the Center for Social Innovation (CSI), Cyprus

12.30End of webinar

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