Welcome to this online information source for people with severe mental illness and their families and friends.
This website is hosted by EUFAMI (European Federation of Associations of Families of People with mental illness) and is intended to provide information to people who are affected by mental illness and their familis and friends.
Here you will find information about EUFAMI, its many member associations throughout Europe as well as information on other sources of information which should help in providing answers to questions related to mental health and ill health. Our Members' Helpdesk provides information about the work and projects of EUFAMI and its members in Europe.
'EUFAMI is delighted to announce the results of its 22 country major survey on Family Carers. The survey is a result of a collaboration between EUFAMI and LUCAS, the interdisciplinary Centre for Care Research and Consultancy of KU Leuven, and is based on responses from over 1,100 family carers. The full results and report, including 13 reports for 13 of the participating countries can be found at www.caringformentalhealth.org
VACANCY – Secretary General
Due to the retirement of the present post holder, EUFAMI now wishes to invite applications for the post of
to lead the organisation into its next phase of development, expanding and supporting its membership, deepening its influence in the field of mental health policy and building on its reputation as the advocate of family caregivers. This post is full time offered as a 3 year fixed term contract. Salary is negotiable and dependent on experience.
Role and responsibilities: ·Reporting to the President, implement EUFAMI’s agreed Strategic Plan ·Initiate and develop financial income ·Manage programme and project activities ·Manage finance and human resources ·Represent EUFAMI externally
The successful Candidate will demonstrate: ·A successful track record in senior management in a comparable organisation ·Good working knowledge and understanding of mental health issues and policies affecting European countries and organisations ·Excellent all round communication skills and abilities ·Ability to work effectively with a Board of Directors and President ·Working Facility in two or more European languages
Please follow the link below to view the advertisement, full brief, role description and person specification: http://bit.ly/SecGenAdvert.
The full brief can also be downloaded from here. ***
*** EUFAMI Congress News
EUFAMI's 6th Major European congress will take place on September 19th - 20th in Sofia, Bulgaria.
The theme will be 'When East meets West - Families at the heart of Europe'.
The final version of the Congress Programme has now been released and can be downloaded fromhere.