Background to Eunoia

Background to Eunoia

It is important to clarify what we mean when we talk about mental health. 

By mental health we do not mean mental illness. We mean the mental health we all have, just as we all have physical health. The World Health Organisation defines good mental health as

‘A state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to make a contribution to her or his community’


Poor mental health has substantial personal and economic impacts across the European Union, and associated stigma or discrimination can exacerbate these impacts. Mental illnesses can be described as health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these), and are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. Mental illness can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, social status, religion or sexual orientation. 


The Eunoia Project results are designed to enable SME’s all over Europe to implement important mental health initiatives, and incorporate them into how they do business. 


Let us go forward in this battle fortified by conviction that those who labour in the service of a great and good cause will never fail.

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