The voice of patients in mental health


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

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

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

Developing trust and effective care for people with depression: Patients and Psychiatrists working in partnership

The importance of the therapeutic relationship between a patient and their clinician cannot be underestimated. Previous research has shown the positive effects of good therapeutic relationships and improved health outcomes. However, there has been relatively little...

‘Learning from the impact of COVID-19 measures: finding the balance between physical and mental health’ – REPORT

Learning from the impact of COVID-19 measures: finding the balance between physical and mental health Organised by GAMIAN-Europe in partnership with the European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 15 July 2020Between 12:00 and 13:30 CETVirtual Meeting REPORT AVAILABLE HERE...


Brussels, 15 July 2020A virtual meeting, co-organised today by the MEP Alliance for Mental Health, patient-lead organisation GAMIAN-Europe and the European Psychiatric Association addressed the mental health impact of the measures taken to best manage and...

Time to act on mental health

Four MEP Alliance for Mental Health co-chairs (Alex Agius Saliba, Radka Maxová, Maria Walsh, and Tomas Zdechovsky) recently published an article in the Parliament Magazine on the need for a comprehensive EU Mental Health Strategy. 

Mental Health News
7 hours ago
There cannot be #mentalhealth access for all, without the all.
How can we optimise patient engagement?

Check out our new blog article on the topic!

#WorldMentalHealthDay #patientempowerment
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12 hours ago
We identified shared decision-making as critical to enhancing the patient-psychiatrist therapeutic relationship. Find out more in our report produced with @Euro_Psychiatry: ‘Developing Trust and Effective Care for People with Depression’
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1 day ago
What if we asked #mentalhealth patients directly what helped them lead a more meaningful life?
This is exactly what we did.
We gathered in-depth stories on what #qualityoflife means to patients across Europe.
Video coming out soon.
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2 days ago
#WorldMentalHealthDay is approaching – be sure to check out our upcoming video on #qualityoflife for #mentalhealth patients!

Meaningful hobbies and satisfying relationships are identified as the most important contributors to boosting patients’ quality of life.

Stay tuned!
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2 days ago
What can we learn about the people of Tromsø and their ability to maintain good #mentalhealth during the dark winter months?

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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