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

Virtual MEP Meeting Report 10 May, 2022

On the 10th of May, 2022 the MEP Alliance met to further discuss the implementation of a Euopean year for Mental Health. The meeting was chaired by MEP Tomáš Zdechovský. The main focus of this particular meeting was had its theme around the priorities &...

COVID-19 Survey II Report

Our first COVID-19 survey highlighted the pandemic's impact on mental health for people with a pre-existing mental health condition. Since then we took the initiative to see what is happening post-COVID-19; whether patient needs are being met, how mental health...

Patient Involvement in Brain Health Event: Safeguarding the Future of Brain Health for Patients

In recent months, discussions on brain health have much focused on how to bring brain research and brain health on the European agenda. Patient organisations have also been very active in bringing their views to the discussion. However, we increasingly find that in...

Brain Awareness Week: New Video Release!

What does brain health mean to you? What is the relationship between brain health and mental health? What are the main challenges and what should we prioritise at policy level? For Brain Awareness Week 2022, we asked these questions to our member organisations and to...

Quality of Life: Release of new booklet and video testimonial!

    Quality of Life:     Brand-new booklet     and video testimonial!It is more important than ever, especially in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, that people with mental health problems are able to maintain good quality of life. For this reason, GAMIAN-Europe...

“Talk about it.” – Quality of Life Blog Series

“Talk about it.”                                            GAMIAN-Europe Quality of Life Blog Series     Simone Gynnemo always knew something was wrong. Yet it took decades to hone in on what was causing her mood swings and affecting her quality of life....

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