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Vivian Hemmelder

Coördinator waardenetwerk Internationaal verbinden

Hi! Are you interested in the Dutch Mental Health Hub? Feel free to contact me!

Together with our members and partners, we cooperate, and share international knowledge, to inspire, to stimulate innovation and to put mental health higher on the (policy) agenda. We organize three-monthly webinars and send monthly newsletters to our members and partners.


Every month we send a newsletter full of noteworthy news, reports, free events, podcast recommendations, and links to our webinars. Sign up to stay up to date on the most relevant international developments in mental health!


We organize three-monthly webinars on current and interdisciplinary themes. Our set of speakers is always international, and our webinars always start off with a personal reflection by an expert by experience. Would you like to collaborate with us? We are very interested in working together with new partners and exploring new themes. Contact Vivian Hemmelder at vhemmelder@denederlandse

Women and gender in mental health

March 15: Women and gender in mental health

Women and men face different challenges when it comes to mental health, both due to differences in their bodies and different roles, positions and chances in society. Transgenders, non-binary and queer people face additional challenges. How can we design our public - and mental health care systems in such a way that our sex and gender do not affect our mental health?

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Poverty and mental health

This webinar is organized together with the value network mental health of de Nederlandse ggz, on December 13th, 4-5 pm. Featuring Sara Evans-Lacko, Principal investigator of the CHANCES-6 project at the LSE, Laura Shields-Zeeman and her team from the Trimbos Instituut and expert by experience Sander Griek, from Movisie who will open the webinar by sharing his own experiences and his artwork.

Mind our rights

What are the benefits of using a child rights based approach? And how are these rights currently implemented in youth mental health care accross the world ?

In this webinar we will focus on two rights in particular : the right to grow up ( mentally ) healthy and the right to be heard, and thus to be actively involved in policy making.

People in their ecosystems

Mental health results from much more than an individual’s experiences and behavior. We are all part of social ecosystems: our family, friend groups, school/work environment, neighborhood and broader society all influence our thoughts and feelings. And we are all part of the natural ecosystem: nature.