07 Oct FOSTREN: building a European network to help prevent coercion in mental health services
FOSTREN: building a European network to help prevent coercion in mental health services
Paper presentation155Richard Whittington, St. Olav's University Hospital, Norway
Jurriaanse ZaalFri 16:00 - 17:30
FOSTREN is a network of mental health service stakeholders funded by the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) framework for the period 2020-2024. The network is focused on bringing together experts with understanding and experience of successful methods for reducing coercion and restrictive practices in mental health services. There are representatives from 32 European countries and the work programme is organised along five interconnected themes within an implementation science paradigm. The network organises and supports a number of international collaborative activities in line with its objectives. These include Training Schools for early-career researchers and innovators, and short-term scientific missions (STSMs) involving international visits between research teams. This presentation will outline the FOSTREN programme and review progress at the midway point.