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January 14th 2014:The European Federation of Families of People with Mental Illness

Connie Magro is Vice-President of the European Federation of Associations of Families of the Mentally Ill, Kevin Jones is the Federation’s Secretary General. They talk about their lives, careers, experience with family caregiving and their work with the Federation. They describe the history, work and help for family caregivers provided by the Federation and its member Associations. They explain the Federation’s work with the European Union and the World Health Organization. The provide examples of projects focused on children and adolescents, adults living with schizophrenia, a

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Connie Magro

Connie Magro is Vice-President of the European Federation of Associations of Families of the Mentally Ill, A general and psychiatric nurse, she’s a founding member of the Mental Health Association of Malta. She’s the driving force for its anti-stigma campaign in Malta’s schools. At many conferences she’s given presentations about family caregivers of persons suffering from mental illness. She’s co-authored a book in Maltese about the personal experience of family caregivers of mentally ill persons, now available as an English language e-book, and to be followed by a self-help book for family caregivers. She was awarded the honour of Ġieħ ir-Repub
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Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones is Secretary General of the European Federation of Associations of Families of People with Mental Illness His current positions include Council Member of SHINEIreland (supporting people with mental ill health and their families), Member of Mental Health Tribunals – Ireland, National Organiser with ACROSS Ireland, a voluntary organisation for persons with physical disabilities, and Co-Chair of REFOCUS, the College of Psychiatry of Ireland Service User & Family Member / Carers Forum. His career includes Chair of the Board of Beaumont Hospital, Ireland, 1997 – 2000, Member of the Irish Health and Social Care Professionals Council, Nationa
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