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.

Latest News and Events

Understanding And Managing Agitation – Report

UNDERSTANDING AND MANAGING AGITATION A guide for patients and carers Agitation is a common experience for people diagnosed with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and dementia. Agitation is also experienced by people with depression and anxiety disorders. When agitation...

Suicide Prevention World Mental Health Day 2019

Suicide Prevention in young adults  World Mental Health Day 2019 Each year, there are 800.000 suicides globally with 56.000 of these in EU countries. 90% of suicide victims have been shown to have had a mental disorder. This is concerning as depression affects more...

Hafal – Wales’ leading charity for people affected by serious mental illness and their carers

About Hafal - Wales' leading charity for people affected by serious mental illness and their carers Hafal is a forward-looking, ground-breaking  charity providing services across Wales. We are led by our Members - people who have been directly affected by a mental...

MEP Alliance for Mental Health

European Parliament MEP Alliance for Mental Health MEP Alliance for Mental Health Organised by GAMIAN-Europe 16 October 2019 Between 14:00 and 16:00 European Parliament, Brussels Room JAN 2Q2The meeting of the MEP Alliance for Mental Health will take place on 16...

Joint Election Statement Press Release

Brussels, 7 June 2019 Today, three leading organisations in the field of mental health have launched a joint election statement, calling on the European Parliament to take and support EU-level action. GAMIAN-Europe, representing patients, EUFAMI, representing family...

Joint Election Statement

WE join forces to improve mental health – will YOU join US? As patients, family members and healthcare professionals, we join forces to amplify the voice of the mental health sector and call on YOU to join us. Good mental health is crucial for personal, social and...

Mental Health News
2 days ago
. @KaterinaGreece from @GamianE talking about the paradigm shift from the patient perspective at the #EUFAMICongress2019
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@GamianE Secretary General Katerina Nomidou talks about the paradigm shift and the importance of empowerment in mental health #eufamicongress19 #mentalhealth
1 week ago
Treatment and effective management are key to ensuring people receive the care they need

Watch our video to learn about the experience of people who survived suicide👇
#SuicidePrevention @WHOatEU @WMHDay #depression
GAMIAN-Europe @GamianE
To fight suicide, we need to start talking about suicide and end the #stigma!

Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and #WorldMentalHealthDay2019 is just around the corner.

Watch our video to learn about the experience of people who survived #suicide👇
Thanks to @Hafal_
1 week ago
More people die by #suicide than war + homicide combined. 🚨

Find our infographic on #SuicidePrevention in young adults below to find out more👇

#WMHD2019 #mentalhealth #depression #schizophrenia
@WHOatEU @TheMHEditor
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2 weeks ago
Suicide CAN be prevented! We need to start by talking about #suicide and end the #stigma

Find our infographic on #SuicidePrevention in young people here👇

#SuicidePreventionDay #depression #mentalhealth #schizophrenia #bpd #WorldMentalHealthDay
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Celso Arango @CALDirector
There are things we can prevent and other that we can not. Every 40 seconds someone dies by suicide in the world. This we can prevent. #SuicidePrevention

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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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