GAMIAN-Europe (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe), a patient-driven pan-European organization, represents the interests of persons affected by mental illness and advocates for their rights. Its main objectives are: advocacy, information and education, anti-stigma and discrimination, patients’ rights, co-operation, partnerships and capacity building.


  • Feb 14, 2017

    Joint Statement on Mental Health

    Mental health is everyone’s concern: Joint statement by 17 European organisations calling for more action on Mental Health in Europe Brussels, Monday 13th February- Mental health is everyone’s concern. It is central to all our lives and impacts our well-being, our work, our societies, our…

  • Feb 23, 2017

    Report of the EPA Policy Event IS OUT

    GAMIAN-Europe President Hilkka Karkkainen participated at the The European Psychiatric Association (EPA)  Policy Event “From policies to practice – from practice to policies: Creating synergies for better health in Europe”, held on the 9th December 2016 in Brussels. As one of the key-speakers, she addressed the topic of…

  • Jan 1, 2017

    GAMIAN-Europe Newsletter Issue January 2017

    GAMIAN-Europe’s January 2017 Newsletter is now available!  Please click here to download:  GAMIAN-Europe Newsletter Issue January 2017 To access previous Newsletters please click here     

  • Dec 9, 2016

    Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding

    On 9th December 2016, during the EPA Policy Event, in which GAMIAN-Europe participated, GE president Hilkka Karkainen and EPA President Professor Dr. Wolfgang Gaebel signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the European Psychiatic Assosiation (EPA) and GAMIAN-Europe Please read the document of the Memorandum below:   …

  • Nov 9, 2016


    European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Disorders, the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN-Europe) together with Expert Platform on Mental Health -Focus on Depression (EPD)- organized on November 9th 2016 a round table to discuss one of the most…

  • Sep 27, 2016

    GAMIAN-Europe at the 29th ECNP Congress

    GAMIAN-Europe at the 29th ECNP Congress Gamian-Europe members participated in the The 29th Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) that was held in Vienna. Together with Expert Platform and EUfami, GAMIAN-Europe contributed in the Patient Session that took place on Saturday 17 September. GAMIAN-Europe board…