EC ambition for a comprehensive approach to mental health welcomed


Insurance Europe has responded to a European Commission call for evidence regarding its ambition to take a comprehensive approach towards mental health, which insurers welcome.

There is scope at EU level to raise awareness of mental health and mental health conditions to encourage citizens to seek appropriate, timey, and adequate treatment.

The Commission could play a role in encouraging action at national level which would help address mental health challenges and improve healthcare outcomes, in particular:

  • Promoting care personalisation;
  • Improving the relationship between mental health professionals and doctors, throughout the treatment journey for the patient;
  • Improving the quality of information provided to the relatives of patients experiencing mental health issues;
  • Taking further action to fight the stigmas around mental health issues; indeed, taboos surrounding mental health conditions compromise people‚Äôs inclination to seek help in the crucial early stages of a mental health problem.