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Welcome to Tampere for the Mental Health Work Day on 21.11 !


Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Kuntokatu 3, Tampere


8.30-9.00 Morning coffee and registration

9.00- 9.45 Welcome

President of Finnish Nurses Association Nina Hahtela

Vice President of Tampere University of Applied Sciences

President of European Psychiatric Nurses Nina Kilkku

9.45-10.15 What is happening in mental health nursing from the European viewpoint?

Nina Kilkku (Finland) and Aisling Culhane (Ireland)

10.15-11.00 Mental health service in Czech Republic and its reform. Process of deinstitutionalization.

Tomáš Petr (Chez Republic)

11.00- 12.00 Lunch break (lunch not included)

12.00- 13.00 Work of mental health nurses in different environments, two examples:

Working as a mental health nurse in remote areas, Birgit Andersen (Faroe Islands)

Working as a mental health nurse in psychiatric hospital in Germany, Susanna Flansburg (Germany)

13.00-13.30 Coffee break

13.30-15.45 Methods and tools for mental health nurses:

What is in your toolbox? Brief psychotherapeutic, evidence-based interventions for mental health nurses, Gísli Kort Kristófersson (Iceland)

Art and mental health nursing, Alexei Sammut (Malta)

Horse-assisted therapy in mental health nursing with children, adolescents and adults, Henrika Jormfeldt (Sweden)

15.45-16.00 Closing

Nina Kilkku (Finland)


The day is organised by Tampere University of Applied Sciences, European Psychiatric Nurses (Horatio) and The Finnish Nurses Association.


You can enroll to the event with an online form.

The price of the event is 150 €, including VAT 24 %.

Contact information

Nina Kilkku
Principal Lecturer, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
+358 50 511 8754