The voice of patients in mental health

Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN-Europe)

Is a non-profit patient-driven pan-European organisation, representing and advocating for the interests and rights of persons affected by mental ill-health. Our main activities include awareness-raising, education, and partnership and capacity building. Overarching themes in our work relate to anti-stigma, discrimination and patients’ rights.

Any organisation or individual body, either personally or professionally involved in the field of mental health, can become a member of GAMIAN-Europe.

Latest News and Events

GAMIAN-Europe booth at EPA Congress 2022!

GAMIAN-Europe virtual booth on display at the 30th EPA CongressWe are pleased to announce that we will be holding a virtual booth at the EPA Congress that will be held from 4-7 June 2022.This year's congress will explore the theme of "Linking Clinical...

COVID-19 Survey II Report

Our first COVID-19 survey highlighted the pandemic's impact on mental health for people with a pre-existing mental health condition. Since then we took the initiative to see what is happening post-COVID-19; whether patient needs are being met, how mental health...

Patient Involvement in Brain Health Event: Safeguarding the Future of Brain Health for Patients

In recent months, discussions on brain health have much focused on how to bring brain research and brain health on the European agenda. Patient organisations have also been very active in bringing their views to the discussion. However, we increasingly find that in...

Brain Awareness Week: New Video Release!

What does brain health mean to you? What is the relationship between brain health and mental health? What are the main challenges and what should we prioritise at policy level? For Brain Awareness Week 2022, we asked these questions to our member organisations and to...

Quality of Life: Release of new booklet and video testimonial!

    Quality of Life:     Brand-new booklet     and video testimonial!It is more important than ever, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, that people with mental health problems are able to maintain good quality of life. For this reason, GAMIAN-Europe...

“Talk about it.” – Quality of Life Blog Series

“Talk about it.”                                            GAMIAN-Europe Quality of Life Blog Series     Simone Gynnemo always knew something was wrong. Yet it took decades to hone in on what was causing her mood swings and affecting her quality of life....

Mental Health News
17 hours ago
🇪🇺 We are proud to announce our presence at #EPA2022 for their 30th congress!

@Euro_Psychiatry will hold the virtual event from 4-7 June 2022 where linking #clinicalpractice & #research in #mentalhealth will bey the key themes

Click below for details:
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2 days ago
📢"Anybody can have #schizophrenia
if something goes wrong in life…
And there is #recovery!"

💡Awareness & understanding of #schizophrenia helps recovery from it. Below is our guide w/ #symptoms & #treatment

🔜 Our upcoming findings on our latest report
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2 days ago
‼️ Today is World #Schizophrenia Day. With around 1 in 300 of people being affected by it we would like to highlight our #infographic about #rights of #treatment and #care of people with #Schizophrenia.

👇 For more info, check out our full report below:
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1 week ago
🦠 Did you know that over 50% of respondent's #mentalhealth worsened due to the #COVID19?

👏 With @Euro_Psychiatry we are proud to release our 2nd report about #mentalhealth needs & #services during the #pandemic

👇Read the full report below:
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1 week ago
⚕️ Are #mentalhealth needs being met by #services?

On May 19th for the #europeanpublichealthweek this will be a #keytopic discussed by experts by expertise @ErikVdEycken ( @GamianE ), Pavi Riisanen (🇫🇮) & Péter Kéri (🇭🇺) + others.

✍️Register below:
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2 weeks ago
📣 Have you registered for #nohealthwithoutmentalhealth event yet?

6 days left! until @MaxovaRadka (MEP), @Julindert (EUPHA), @saundersjpps (EUFAMI) + others will discuss local #mentalhealthpolicy and #mentalhealth services.

✍️ Register below:
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