Jiná Káva in Beroun and Jedna Bedna in Prague are examples of places, which serve as training space for people returning to the labour market after going through mental health problems. On the other hand, customers visit them for a good coffee and homemade cakes or for handcrafted decorations made of glass and textile. People with mental health problems meet there naturally with others attracted by food or product offer and atmosphere. Implementation of these projects was supported by Norway grants.
The Ministry of Finance, the Programme Operator of the Health Programme, announces on 24 April 2019 the first Open Call for proposals for bilateral initiatives under the Bilateral Ambitions of the Health Programme funded from the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the framework of EEA Grants 2014-2021.
Seminars for students and public, e-mail or personal counselling. These are some of the ways used by professionals to fight the stigma of mental disorders. Moreover, they help individuals with meant health problems seeking for help. Dozens of organizations like Lomikámen in Beroun and BONA in Prague are involved in these activities helping people with mental health disorders which were also funded from Norway grants during last three years.
Representatives of patient organizations, mental health professionals and other health and social care specialists exchanged information and sought for cooperation with colleagues from Norway and Iceland
Dozens of projects focused on an improvement of care for mentally ill patients were realized by NGOs and medical institutions throughout the Czech Republic during the last three years. These projects supported by Norway grants enabled a lot of meaningful activities to be carried out in the field of mental health such as the development of multidisciplinary teams taking care of mentally ill patients or informational campaigns raising awareness about mental health issues. There was also established cooperation among the hospital services and follow-up care provided mostly by NGOs such as FOKUS Opava. Norway grants thus prepared the ground for the psychiatric care reform, which followed and is currently being implemented.
Match-making seminar for potential project promoters and donor project partners under the Health Programme
The Ministry of Finance (Programme Operator) and the Ministry of Health (Programme Partner) in cooperation with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Donor Programme Partner), designated as the responsible authorities for the Health Programme under the EEA Grants 2014-2021, are pleased to announce they will be launching Calls for project proposals in 2019.
On 25 July 2018, in the framework of the Congress of the International Organization for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP), the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance organised a seminar focusing on the presentation of the forthcoming Health Programme funded by the EEA Grants 2014-2021.