Data shows that in 2018 mental health problems affected about 84 million people across EU, and in many European countries, around a quarter of the population reported suffering from at least one mental health disorder.
The incidence of these mental disorders has increased in population and in health care professionals due to COVID-19 pandemic. European institutions, such as EU Commission and WHO Europe are dedicating specific efforts to these diseases, which affect the whole life of people who experience mental health issues.
The role of the physiotherapist in mental health teams is expanding due to the increasing evidence that physical activity can contribute to addressing mental health issues. This has become especially relevant in this post-acute COVID phase.
More information on this Working Group will be available soon.