The European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability (EAMHID) provides a platform for academics, health professionals and policy makers. The purpose of the Association is to facilitate international cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience in the field of mental health in people with an intellectual disability. Special emphasis is placed on the coordination and promotion of scientific activities and improving standards of care and support throughout Europe.
EAMHID enjoys a wide and consolidated network at European and International level developed through years of well received congresses and masterclasses.
Every two years EAMHID organises international Congresses to promote excellence in clinical and academic work in Mental Health in Intellectual Disabilities. In the period between congresses the Association organises Masterclasses in different cities in Europe to promote the discussion and favour exchanges on issues related to mental health and intellectual disability.
The Association seeks to promote the endeavours of innovative research and clinical practice. A key to on-going success in facilitating high standards in practice is to nurture future clinicians and academics in low and mid income countries.