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

PRESS RELEASE – Making Mental Health Everybody’s Business: MEPs and stakeholders call for a European Year

Press release                                                                   Brussels, 3 April 2021 In a statement sent today, 40 MEPs and over a 120 concerned individuals and organisations call on the European Commission to designate 2023 as the European Year for...

Release of the COVID-19 Survey Report!

How did the pandemic affect individuals with pre-existing mental health conditions?    Our brand-new report gives an overview of the findings for an online survey carried out between September and December 2020 by GAMIAN-Europe; during the first year of the...

Brain Awareness Week Brand-New Infographic!

Infographic for this year's Brain Awareness WeekBrain science is essential to understanding how we can better help people with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. For Brain Awareness Week 2021, we call for more research...

GAMIAN-Europe booth at EPA Congress!

GAMIAN-Europe virtual booth to be featured at the 2021 EPA CongressWe are pleased to announce that we will be holding a virtual booth at the EPA Congress that will be held from 10-13 April 2021.This year's congress will explore the theme of “Personalising...

Mental Health News
3 days ago
We are honored to be the recipients of the #ConnectingHealthcare awards for the #BreakingDepression project.
Through Kintsugi art, broken parts are highlighted as something original and different, and it is specifically this difference that makes the piece of art beautiful.
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The creativity behind #BreakingDepression, a project winner of the 2021 #ConnectingHealthcare Awards stems from the Japanese art of kintsugi - repairing broken objects with gold lacquer, treating the breakage/repair as part of an object’s history rather than something to conceal
5 days ago
Join us on 18 May for an in-depth discussion about the #COVID19 impact on #mentalhealth patients and the lessons learned from this crisis.

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5 days ago
We are very honoured to be the winners of the #ConnectingHealthcare awards!

#BreakingDepression aims to break the silence around depression for good by tackling the stigma and common misconceptions around depression. Find out more at
The Prevention and Awareness #ConnectingHealthcare awards winner is: #BreakingDepression, a campaign that has changed the conversation on depression by featuring patients experiences in a creative way, engaging artists & the patient community #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek
6 days ago
Want to know how the #COVID19 pandemic has impacted patient organisations?

Check out the @eupatientsforum latest Survey Report!

7 days ago
According to Frank Bellivier, Delegate for Mental Health, Ministry of Solidarity and Health, France, for #patients under the age of 15, there has been a strong rise in #suicidal behavior during the pandemic.

7 days ago
Our Executive Director @NigelOlisa underlines the importance of increasing funding for #patientorganisations, ensuring that people with pre-existing #mentalhealth conditions are identified as a priority for the vaccine, and providing support to #carers.

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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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