The voice of patients in mental health


Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe

We are a non-profit patient-driven pan-European organisation, representing the interests of persons affected by mental illness and advocating for their rights. Our main objectives are: advocacy, information and education, anti-stigma and discrimination, patients’ rights, co-operation, partnerships and capacity building.

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

Latest News and Events

A Charter for the Rights to Treatment and Care for People with Schizophrenia

The impact of a diagnosis of schizophrenia is often devastating; affecting relationships, the ability to work and much more.People living with a diagnosis of schizophrenia are often disadvantaged, vulnerable and experience high levels of stigma and discrimination. It...

MEP Alliance for Mental Health

European Parliament MEP Alliance for Mental Health MEP Alliance for Mental Health Organised by GAMIAN-Europe 16 October 2019 European Parliament, Brussels   REPORT AVAILABLE HERE In a meeting, held in the European Parliament on October 16th, some 120 representatives...

Advocating for a comprehensive EU-level Action Programme on Mental Health

Why address mental health at EU level? Mental ill health causes immense suffering for individuals, families and communities.Mental ill health puts pressure on health, educational, economic, labour market and social welfare systems across the EU.Mental ill health is...

Breaking Depression

Breaking Depression is a pan-European health awareness campaign aiming to raise awareness of the challenges of living with different types of depression, including major depressive disorder (MDD).Mental illness is one of modern society’s biggest public health...

Understanding And Managing Agitation – Report

UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING AGITATION A guide for patients and carers Agitation is a common experience for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dementia. Agitation is also experienced by people with depression and anxiety disorders. When agitation...

Suicide Prevention World Mental Health Day 2019

Suicide Prevention in young adults  World Mental Health Day 2019 Each year, there are 800.000 suicides globally with 56.000 of these in EU countries. 90% of suicide victims have been shown to have had a mental disorder. This is concerning as depression affects more...

Mental Health News
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For people living with #schizophrenia both within #mentalhealth institutions, discrimination and stigma lead to frequent disadvantages, a lack of opportunities and access to general healthcare, education, housing, and employment. #PatientCharter
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3 days ago
Young people may be more vulnerable to depression, and cases are rising at an alarming rate. Find out more in the new policy brief and blog post from the #WordsToActions campaign. GamianE photo
6 days ago
It is pivotal that people living with #schizophrenia are & feel empowered to make informed choices about their care & treatment, and are aware of their rights & what they can expect when receiving mental health services. #mentalhealth #PatientCharter
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1 week ago
Around 1 in 200 people in Europe is estimated to be diagnosed with #schizophrenia! Continued misperceptions about people living with schizophrenia lead to fear & high levels of discrimination & stigma. #mentalhealth #PatientCharter
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"A government scheme for #mentalhealth support of people affected by terror attacks needs to provide a better system of immediate psychological help" as reported by research done at the @LSEnews!
2 weeks ago
How healthy is the law across Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Romania, Hungary and Poland about #mentalhealth at #work?
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What we’re up to

Research Projects

GAMIAN-Europe is increasingly invited as a partner in EU funded research projects. Our role in these projects … Learn More

Conventions & Seminars

The Convention and seminars of GAMIAN-Europe are 2 vital elements for the cohesion and representation of the … Learn More

MEP Alliance

GAMIAN-Europe has coordinated the Secretariat of the European Parliament MEP Alliance for Mental Health … Learn More

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