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International project M.E.N.S.  (Mental European Network of Sport Events) has as the overall goal the new approach of the relation between physical exercise /sport and mental health. Although the positive effects on the mental health are already proven by both the research and the practice too, still the people with mental health problems are often  disadvantaged or discriminated in their access to sports. M.E.N.S. aims to change this situation. The project includes establishing of a functioning European network of organizations that promotes at the European level the idea of sport as an effective way of inclusion.  In the course of the project there will be created not only the network itself but also a set of policy papers on the topics related to the importance of the physical exercise to the mental health in the area of prevention, inclusion, destigmatization and also as a important part of the recovery  of the people with the mental health problems.  In all countries of the participating organizations there will launched a campaign with the aim to address the public and change their attitudes to the impact of physical exercise on the mental health.  The project runs from January 1,2017 - June 30, 2018 and it is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The presentation of the project is HERE and the project website is WWW.MENSPROJECT.EU.

All the project outputs in Czech are available HERE.