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; campaigning for a European Year

Press release                                                                  Brussels, 23 March 2021In a meeting of the MEP Alliance for Mental Health, held today, some 100 representatives of interested EU and national level organisations and MEPs...

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...

Release of the Schizophrenia Guide II

Are you a person with Schizophrenia, or are you caring for someone with a diagnosis of Schizophrenia?Produced in collaboration with EUFAMI, our new Schizophrenia guide is informed by first-hand experiences of patients and carers.  The Schizophrenia...

Mental Health News
5 hours ago
Our President @HilkkaKrkkinen2 stated that "lines between #mentalillnesses and other neurological disorders are blurring as research is ongoing."
👉 "It is therefore very important for #mentalhealth disorders to be addressed holistically, including from a #brain perspective".
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European Brain Council @EU_Brain
A panel of key stakeholders in the brain community @EANeurology, @FENSorg, @Euro_Psychiatry, @GamianE comment on key Roadmap pillars: prioritising brain health, fostering R&I for brain health, improving access and outcomes & an integrated approach to brain research and health.
11 hours ago
Register for our #EuropeanPublicHealthWeek webinar: 'The #COVID-19 impact on people with #mentalhealth conditions and beyond'

👉6 speakers lined up
👉18 May at 11 AM CET


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1 day ago
Very disappointedly, in its answer to a #WQ, the #Commission has not expressed support for a #EuropeanYearforMentalHealth.

Our intention is to keep on campaigning for a Year - this initiative is needed now, more than ever, to promote better #mentalhealth in #Europe.
4 days ago
“We strongly urge the #Commission to make use of the tools that it does have at its disposal.”

The #MEP Alliance for Mental Health Co-Chairs explain the timely need for a #EuropeanYearforMentalHealth 👇👇
6 days ago
Endorse our statement calling the European Commission to designate 2023 as the #EuropeanYearForMentalHealth!

A European Year could be a tangible initiative to raise awareness, share good practices and facilitate stakeholder cooperation.🇪🇺
1 week ago
What can we do to avoid treating #patients against their will?

Below are our President, @HilkkaKrkkinen2 recommendations:

1. Changing attitudes and raise awareness
2. Improving #humanrights in #mentalhealth facilities
3. #Empowering individuals and their families

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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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