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

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...

Advocacy Group for the Mentally Ill (Cyprus) – Drawing Donation

On the occasion marking World Mental Health Day, AGMI (a GAMIAN-Europe member) generously donated to the State Health Service Organization Cyprus - Larnaca Hospital, drawings produced by people with lived experience of mental health...

PRESS RELEASE – Campaigning for a European Year for Mental Health

Press release                                                                  Brussels, 10 November In a meeting of the MEP Alliance for Mental Health, held today, representatives of mental health-related organisations and MEPs underlined the need and...

The Third Edition of the SYNCHROS Newsletter

It is with great pleasure that we'd like to announce the launch of the 3rd Edition of the SYNCHROS Newsletter, in which we provide you with the latest project updates.The publication of the newsletter came right before World Mental Health Day....

Avoiding a Mental Health Pandemic – Article

MEP Alliance for Mental Health co-chairs (Alex Agius Saliba, Estrella Dura Fernandez, Radka Maxová, Maria Walsh, and Tomas Zdechovsky) recently published an article in the Parliament Magazine on the need to recognise and act to prevent the exacerbation of mental...

Mental Health News
2 days ago
"About 7% of #children have attempted suicide by the age of 17 and almost one in four say they have self-harmed in the past year, and experts say the figures could rise as a result of the pandemic."

#mentalhealth #youngpeople
3 days ago
The 5 co-chairs of the MEP Alliance for Mental Health have tabled 3 #WrittenQuestions to the Commission addressing:

1.the urgent need for a #EU #MentalHealthStrategy
2.the need for a designated #EuropeanYearforMentalHealth
3. on #mentalhealth in all #policies
3 days ago
Our new Schizophrenia Companion Guide II provides practical advice to people with #schizophrenia, and their #caregivers, friends and family.

The information used for this companion guide is based entirely on first hand experiences.

Available here:
GamianE photo
7 days ago
Only 4 out of 20 #European countries have given #vaccination priority to people with severe #mentalillness.

@GamianE contributed to @TheLancetPsych's paper on COVID19 national vaccination strategies👇👇
1 week ago
Are you a person with #Schizophrenia, or are you #caring for someone with diagnosis of Schizophrenia?

Produced in collaboration with @EUFAMI, our Schizophrenia #guide is informed by first-hand experiences of #patients and #carers.

Check it out here:
GamianE photo
2 weeks ago
"Our research shows #coronavirus ‘winners’, ‘losers’, and a lot of #resilience. Understanding that can help us target support better"

Read more 👇

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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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