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

Towards a European Parliament report “Mental health in the digital world of work”

On 27 September 2021, the MEP Alliance for Mental Health and the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing took part in a virtual expert meeting aiming at gathering experts' opinions on the issues that should be addressed by a European Parliament Own...

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....

“I was starting a new life.” – Quality of Life Blog Series

“I was starting a new life.” GAMIAN-Europe Quality of Life Blog Series Ricky was in his early 30s when he first got fired from a job. He was often absent and unable to perform his duties, which took a toll on his professional life. He got fired three more times from...

Mental Health News
7 hours ago
🗣️“It’s very important to continue doing activities. They give you a different role; I see myself differently.”

💚Find out more in our #QualityOfLife booklet:
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12 hours ago
At today's OECD conference on mental health and wellbeing, Prof. Susanne Walitza stated that 1/3 of children currently face mental health problems, with distress levels increasing after each COVID wave.

📣We need more action at local and global level to support youth wellbeing!
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1 day ago
📢"We need to make sure that the next pandemic won't be a mental health one"

During today's @OECD conference on #Wellbeing and #mentalhealth, @MariaWalshEU emphasised the importance of discussing mental health at all levels and dedicating the next European Year to mental health
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2 days ago
📣If you are an individual with lived experience, or a mental health professional, this survey is for you! 👇

Together with @Euro_Psychiatry, we are investigating the impact of the pandemic on mental health needs and services.

Take the survey at:
1 week ago
📢Calling all individuals with experience of a mental health condition as well as mental health professionals!

🔎GAMIAN-Europe and @Euro_Psychiatry are conducting a survey on mental health services and COVID.

Take it now! (10 EU languages)👇

If you want to help GAMIAN-Europe, please donate by transfering your gift on the GAMIAN- Europe account


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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