The European Violence in Psychiatry Research Group (EViPRG) is an international mental health research-focused network founded in 1997, with more than 120 members in Europe and beyond. Our vision is to work together to reduce coercion in mental health services, improve competency and quality of practice and address ongoing human rights issues.
The human and societal burden linked to the use of restrictive practices such as restraint, seclusion and long-term segregation on people with mental health problems or mental health co-morbidities is an issue which can no longer be silenced and needs urgent attention. If you want to support a worthy cause and make a change, link in with a strong community aspiring to influence policy and practice in this area, progress your career and international profile, or just meet new colleagues and friends, then APPLY to become a member. By joining EViPRG, you will get reduced fees at our conferences, connect with like-minded colleagues, collaborate in projects and take part in discussions via our various platforms. The network meets 3-4 times/year, as well as organising the the bi-annual “European Conference on Violence in Clinical Psychiatry“.
EViPRG will soon adopt the legacy of the ongoing COST action: FOSTREN (https://fostren.eu/). FOSTREN members will have the option to join EViPRG when the COST action ends, thus continue the ground-breaking work that was generated part of this network.