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Vision, Knowledge and Practice in psychiatric and mental health nursing

We welcome you to come to the 2nd Horatio Festival 2012

This is to be held in the beautiful, relaxed city of Stockholm, Sweden. The city that prides itself on friendliness, livability and a delightful climate in September. The theme of the Congress is Festival Theme is, ‘Vision, Knowledge and Practice in psychiatric and mental health nursing’.

The Congress program will focus on meaningful interactions between professionals. Join with people from across Europe and the world interested in exploring, expanding and building upon the spectrum of what is known about mental health and mental illness; prevention, intervention and research. The intention of this conference is to generate inclusive dialogue and stimulate new conversations on all aspects of mental illness. The Scientific Committee of the Horatio Festival invites you to submit an abstract on your research or practice, to share your knowledge to colleagues around the world about issues in mental health nursing. Papers, posters and workshops will be welcomed. The Congress is also to take advantage of the beautiful and magnificent old city, you will be delighted. The organizing committee takes great pleasure in inviting you to participate.

We look forward to seeing you in Stockholm 2012.

On behalf of the organizing committee, Richard Brodd and Ingela Skarsater.

Stay in touch with us through the Conference website at

Update 4 March: Deadline for submissions March 1, 2012 is now extended This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

European artists descend on Brussels for mental health arts exhibition click here

Horatio is supporting the Joint statement to invest in mental health research and a European Implementation Partnership on Mental Health and Wellbeing click here

Consensus Statement (2017): Working together towards an effective and influential mental health workforce in Europe

click here: Consensus-Statement

Joint Statement on Mental Health for the EU Health Policy Platform (2016)

Mental Health in the workplace in Europe:

click here: Workplace [PDF]

Theme: Creativity in Care
Date: Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th November 2014
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, MALTA
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Colleagues and friends

Horatio is proud to announce its forthcoming 3rd Festival. The theme of this event encompasses all those things that make Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing special. Creativity is not just about the artistry associated with different forms of therapy, but, much more than this, it is about ‘thinking outside the box’, critical decision making, developing individualised care pathways with patients, insightful problem solving and sometimes lateral thinking.

In short, creativity in PMHN is what gives nurses the opportunity to express themselves, through their work, their passion and their relationships with their patients. It is what makes it possible for nurses to work effectively as equal partners within a multi-disciplinary team.

The event will celebrate these, and many other, aspects of what it means to be a PMHN, with a scientific conference at its core surrounded by a wide variety of cultural, artistic and social events.  The concept of a festival has become something of a trademark for Horatio and the 3rd one will build on our experiences in both Malta and Stockholm to create an environment where senses as well as ideas are inspired.

Horatio invites you to join us on the wonderful Mediterranean island of Malta, either as a presenter or a delegate. Meet with colleagues from around the world to share skills and expertise that develop your ‘Creativity in Care’

Visit the Horatio website regularly for more information about the event, its competitions and activities, abstract submission, registration and special rated accommodation.

Send your enquiries and abstract submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Country Organization  
Luxembourg Hopital Kirchberg  
Netherlands Mental health institute  Propersona   
Kosovo Psychiatric University Hospital, Prishtina  
Switzerland Department of Research, Faculty of Health, University of Applied Science, Bern  

DFPP e.V. c/o Uwe Genge, Eichenhang 49, 89075 Ulm, Germany

Australia and
New Zealand
Australian and New Zealand College
of Mental Health Nurses