Welcome to GAMIAN-Europe

Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Network

What we do

We are a patient-driven pan-European organisation, representing the interests of persons affected by mental ill-health and advocates for their rights. Our main objectives are advocacy, information and education, destigmatisation, co-operation, partnerships and capacity building.

Our latest campaigns and projects

We are committed to making a difference through impactful initiatives. Our work is divided into different campaigns under which different projects sit. Explore them both to gain knowledge, promote awareness, and join us in our mission to create a more informed and compassionate world.

Art and mental health

Welcome to our creative hub, where we delve into the intricate relationship between art and mental health.

Peer support

Finding ways to support those experiencing mental health issues safely and effectively is key, and one of the best approaches includes peer support.


Cancer patients suffering from depression are also at heightened risk of suicide, particularly those with head and neck cancers.

The voice of patients in mental health

All organisations or persons, being personally or professionally involved in the field of Mental Health can become member of GAMIAN-Europe.

GAMIAN-Europe in numbers

Member organisations

Partner associations

MEPs in MEP Alliance for Mental Health


GAMIAN-Europe Calls on MEPs to Support a European Parliament Intergroup on Mental Health

In a significant move to prioritize mental health at the heart of European policy-making, GAMIAN-Europe has officially released its Manifesto, calling on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to champion the establishment of a European Parliament Intergroup on...

‘Vibrant Mind’ Journey Continues in Suceava, Romania at the Zamaca Art Gallery, hosted by the Bucovina Institute Association

"The Vibrant Mind: Exploring Mental Health Through Artistry" is a transformative pan-European initiative that blends the power of art with mental health advocacy. Aiming at breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health, this project empowers those with mental...

Mental Health Prioritisation in the Workplace: Detailed Insights from the Belgian EU Presidency’s Second-Day Focus

Under the 2024 Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, mental health and workplace well-being received prominent attention, showcasing a dedicated day to these pivotal issues. The event underscored the importance of mental health in fostering a...

GAMIAN – Europe in European Congress of Psychiatry 2024: Mental Health open and inclusive!

The 32nd European Congress of Psychiatry will take place 6-9 April 2024. Under the theme "Mental Health: Open and Inclusive!", the Congress captures the essence of contemporary mental health discourse.  It emphasises the comprehensive spectrum of mental health, from...

GAMIAN-Europe’s ‘Artistic Minds’ Webinar: A Deep Dive into Creativity, Mental Well-being, and Building Strong Support Systems

Yesterday, GAMIAN-Europe, in collaboration with EUFAMI, held the ‘Artistic Minds’ webinar to highlight the ongoing ‘Vibrant Mind’ project, a mental health initiative launched earlier this year by GAMIAN-Europe. This project, with an initial launch in Croatia featuring...

ADFERIAD is organising its Second “Children & Young Persons Sanctuary”.

Adferiad, a GAMIAN-Europe member organisation based in Wales, is pleased to announce the upcoming opening of their second Children & Young Persons Sanctuary (CYP) next month. The CYP Sanctuary is an out-of-hours service that provides practical and therapeutic,...

GAMIAN-Europe’s Annual General Assembly Coming to Athens, Hosted by ADHD Hellas

GAMIAN-Europe is pleased to announce its Annual General Assembly to be held in Athens on the 25th of May. The event will be hosted by our member organisation, ADHD Hellas. This year's General Assembly promises to be a significant gathering, bringing together...

Reflecting on a Year of Impact: The Mental Health in Cancer Care Initiative

Marking the anniversary of World Cancer Awareness Day since the launch of a pivotal initiative last February, GAMIAN-Europe, alongside the European Cancer Patient Coalition, continues to emphasise the critical yet often overlooked aspect of cancer care: mental health....

GAMIAN-Europe Embarks on a Major European Research Project Targeting Youth Mental Health

In an exciting development for youth mental health advocacy, GAMIAN-Europe, proudly announces its participation in a significant European-funded research project EARLY.  The 4-year project, coordinated by the University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, is dedicated to...

GAMIAN-Europe Joins Innovative Research Project on Personalised Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

GAMIAN-Europe is excited to announce its participation in a new European research project: Virtual Brain Twin. The five-year project, coordinated by EBRAINS, involves 18 partners and is dedicated to creating a revolutionary...

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