The voice of patients in mental health


Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe

We are a patient-driven pan-European organisation, representing the interests of persons affected by mental illness and advocates 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.


Our Latest News

Call to Action: final version available now!

Following the meeting of the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Well-being and Brain Disorders held on 16 May 2018, we are delighted to provide you with the final version of our Call to Action, adapted after discussion with stakeholders...

MooDFOOD needs your thoughts!

As you may know, GAMIAN-Europe is a proud partner of the MooDFOOD project, which has investigated the relationship between diet and the prevention of depression over the past 5 years. Now that the results are in, MooDFOOD needs your insights and ideas into how we can...

3 days ago
Could #VirtualReality help fight the shortage of #MentalHealth clinicians? Interesting thoughts by @ProfDFreeman and @JasonFreeman100 #VR #eHealth #eMentalHealth
4 days ago
Are you interested in #child and #adolescent #MentalHealth? #GAMIAN is supporting @CAPICE_project, an #EUfunded project which is aimed at improving later outcomes of young people in Europe with child and adolescent #psychopathology. #Depression #ADHD
5 days ago
New national strategy to address #Dementia has been launched in #Portugal. #MentalHealth. (PT only) @SNS_Portugal
2 weeks ago
French Minister of Health @AgnesBuzyn has announced a roadmap which aims to change perceptions of persons affected by mental ill health. Particular attention will also be given to #YoungPeople and to #suicide. (FR only) @MinSoliSante @FranceDpression
2 weeks ago
Sixteen projects related to the diagnosis, treatment and assistance of #postpartum depression has been approved by the Italian Ministry of Health. #PPD #MentalHealth @MinisteroSalute (IT only)

Yoram Cohen receives 2018 Health Award for Volunteerism in Israel

On 17 June 2018, former President and current Board Member of GAMIAN-Europe Yoram Cohen has received the 2018 Health Award for Volunteerism given by the Israeli Ministry of Health.  

President of GAMIAN-Europe Hilkka Kärkkäinen participates at the OECD mental health expert panel

GAMIAN-Europe is proud to announce that its President Hilkka Kärkkäinen has been part of an expert panel organised within the framework of the OECD Workshop on Mental Health Performance happening on 29 June 2018. The OECD has invited 4 eminent leaders in...


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 …

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Conventions & Seminars

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

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Interest Groups

GAMIAN-Europe has coordinated the Secretariat of the European Parliament Interest Group on Mental Health, Wellbeing and Brain …


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