The Virtual World and Mental Health

ENTER Mental Health & the Psychiatric Research Unit, Zealand Region Denmark invite you to our 2017 conference in Denmark.

The conference

Following on from our 2016 conference in St. Andrews, Scotland on Emerging Priorities in Mental Health and Addiction: The Virtual World, Ageing and Migration our 2017 conference focus solely on The Virtual World and Mental Health.


The virtual world has a huge influence in every dimension of human life. The aim of the conference is to present and discuss the researched data and share experiences about the virtual world and mental health among people from different European organisations.


There will be sessions on the following topics:


  1. Promoting mental health in the virtual world

  2. The virtual world as a risk factor for mental

  3. The virtual world as a treatment medium;

  4. The virtual world as a recovery medium for people with mental health problems.

Keynote speakers

The following are keynote speakers:

  • Tim Greacen (Paris): Mental health in the virtual world in 20 years´ time: avatars…

  • Jette Larsen (Copenhagen): MIPLAN: Preventing Suicide: a worldwide APP that really works

  • Malene Terp (Aalborg): Codesigning healthcare: putting healthcare into the patient’s pocket

  • Rhonda Wilson and Jens Peter Hansen: Mental health and the virtual world: a whole new world for research and innovative research strategies

  • Carmel Clancy (London) & Silvia Rosado (Barcelona): The ENTER Academy: Online Strategies for Empowering Users and Professionals across Europe

  • Magdalena Rowicka (Warsaw): Virtual World: New Orders, New Disorders


Conference programme

The final conference program can be viewed by clicking on conference booklet

Call for abstracts

We are still accepting abstracts for posters until the 27th April on research and findings relevant to the four main themes above.

Deadline for poster abstracts is the 27th April 2017. Presenters will be informed by the 12th May 2017 if their poster has been accepted or not..


Abstracts for poster presentations should be submitted using the abstract form to be found by clicking here and forwarded to the conference organisers at .


Deadline for poster abstracts is the 27th April 2017. After selection of oral and poster presentations speakers/presenters will be informed by the 12th March 2017.


Registration is now open. To register click here

For ENTER members please register here



The conference will be held at the Slagelse Hospital in the region of Zealand Denmark. The address is Fælledvej 6, 4200 Slagelse.​

Click here for Google map location of the venue.

Last updated:17.03.2017