Mental health is a matter of increasing importance to all of us. Everybody knows somebody that has some form of mental health problem. Some of us cope with the ups and downs of life well; others, on the other hand develop a mental illness. This can happen to any
of us: mental health concerns us all.
‘GAMIAN-Europe, a patient-driven pan-European organisation, represents the interests of persons affected by mental illness and advocates for their rights.’
GAMIAN-Europe is our voice to represent and advocate the interests of patients.
LOUD AND CLEAR!
GAMIAN-Europe was established in 1998 as a representative coalition of patient organisations. Putting the patient at the centre of all issues of the EU healthcare debate, the organisation aims to bring together and support the development and policy influencing capacity of local, regional and national organisations active in the field of mental health.
Patients can and should play an effective and complementary role in developing positive and proactive policies and other initiatives with an impact on mental health issues. GAMIAN-Europe, as an informed and effective advocate, is seeking to become a powerful and trusted point of reference for the main EU institutions and other organisations and stakeholders seeking the views of patients.