Mental Health

A Stream on “Mental Health: Innovation in Practice and Education”
as part of the 5thAnnual International Conference on Nursing
6-9 May 2019, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

The Nursing Unit of ATINER is organizing a Stream on “Mental Health: Innovation in Practice and Education” as part of the 5thAnnual International Conference on Nursing, 6-9 May 2019, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences.

Mental Health innovation is the key to ensuring service users receive care that is optimal, appropriate and recovery focused. Therefore it is imperative to understand our service user’s needs and the shift in the social, psychological and physical environment. How does this affect the individual? How do we as mental health nurses respond to this in innovatively and effectively?

The link from theory to practice is vital, this conduit works both ways. Therefore sharing of innovative nursing will undoubtedly move the profession forward in dynamic and interesting avenues having the service users’ needs central to all development.

This stream will share new ways of working whether they are developmental, new ideas or successful new ways of working from both academic and clinical areas.

As Mental Health professionals this is an opportunity to come together and discuss all that is innovative in the care of service users, share ideas, make links with others to support further development and celebrate the work that colleagues around the world deliver as mental health professionals.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Fee structure information is available on

Please submit a 300-word abstract before 25 March 2019, by email, to, Mr. Neil Kelly, Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Coventry University. UK. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Please use the abstract submitting formDecisions will be reached within four weeks of your submission. 

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (  

The association was established in 1995 as an independent world association of Academics and Researchers. Its mission is to act as a forum where Academics and Researchers from all over the world can meet in Athens, in order to exchange ideas on their research, and to discuss future developments in their disciplines.

The organizing and hosting of International Conferences and Symposiums, the carrying out of Research, and the production of Publications are the basic activities of ATINER.  Since 1995, ATINER has organized more than 400 International Conferences and other events, and has published close to 200 books. In 2012, the Association launched a series of conference paper publications (click here), and at the beginning of 2014, it introduced its own series of Journals (click here).

Academically, the Association is organized into 6 Divisions, 37 Units and 6 Centers.  Each Unit organizes at least an Annual International Conference, and may also undertake various small and large research projects.

Academics and Researchers are more than welcome to become members and to contribute to ATINER’s objectives. If you would like to become a member, please download the relevant form (membership form). For more information on how to become a member, please send an email to: