11 Mars 2024

In response to increasing global mental health challenges, worsened by COVID-19 and social inequalities, it's crucial to focus on community-based solutions. Kosovo's mental health services are shifting towards this approach to better meet emerging needs by prioritizing prevention and cost-effective treatment. The Department of Psychology is organizing a conference to share research and practical solutions for enhancing community mental health. This conference, titled "Empowering Communities: The Role of Evidence in Mental Health Interventions," seeks to convene a diverse group of experts, practitioners, researchers, and policymakers.

By focusing on evidence-based practices in mental health, we aim to address the unique challenges faced by today's communities through effective and innovative approaches. We warmly invite contributions from individuals across psychology, public health, social work, and related fields to join this critical conversation.

Conference Themes:

Submissions are encouraged that address, but are not limited to, the following themes:

• Innovative models and strategies for community mental health interventions

• Assessment and effectiveness of evidence-based mental health programs in community settings

• The role of technology and digital tools in enhancing community mental health services

• Collaborative approaches involving healthcare providers, NGOs, community leaders, and policymakers in mental health interventions

• Strategies for mental health promotion and prevention at the community level

Submission Guidelines:

• Abstracts should be limited to 250 words, summarizing the main parts of the study.

• Indicate the presentation format: oral presentation, poster, or workshop.

• Submissions must be original and not previously published or under review for publication elsewhere.

Key Dates:

• Abstract Submission Deadline: 26 March 2024

• Conference Dates: 17-18 April 2024

Please submit your abstracts via [email protected]

We look forward to your contributions and to an engaging and insightful conference that advances our understanding andpractices in community mental health.