Welcome to GAMIAN-Europe

Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocay Network

What we do

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.

EU research


Interest Groups

Our campaigns and projects

We are committed to making a difference through impactful initiatives. Our work is divided into different campaigns under which different projects sit. Explore them both to gain knowledge, promote awareness, and join us in our mission to create a more informed and compassionate world.

Art and mental health

Welcome to our creative hub, where we delve into the intricate relationship between art and mental health.

Peer support

Finding ways to support those experiencing mental health issues safely and effectively is key, and one of the best approaches includes peer support.

Cancer and depression

Cancer patients suffering from depression are also at heightened risk of suicide, particularly those with head and neck cancers.

The voice of patients in mental health

All organisations or persons, being personally or professionally involved in the field of Mental Health can become member of GAMIAN-Europe.

GAMIAN-Europe in numbers

Pan-European membership

20 partner associations

A lifetime of trust and records

55+ member organisations

MEP involvement

24 MEPs in MEP Alliance for Mental Health


EU level mental health organisations call on EPSCO Council for concrete action on mental health

Today, on the occasion of the informal EPSCO Council, 6 organisations, active in the area of mental health representing mental health professionals, patients, carers and brain researchers, are calling on the Spanish Presidency to consider proposing concrete EU-level...

Webinar: Join GAMIAN-Europe and the European Migraine and Headache Alliance on the 21st of September!

GAMIAN-Europe and the European Migraine and Headache Alliance are thrilled to announce an upcoming webinar titled "Migraine and Mental Health: Addressing the Challenge." The online event, scheduled for the 21st of September at 11:00 CET, aims to unveil the coexistence...

GAMIAN-Europe’s Response to EU Commission’s ‘Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health’

On June 7th 2023, the European Commission released its mental health package called  "A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health'. The three guiding principles that they are focusing are: adequate and effective prevention access to high-quality and affordable mental...

Participate in an Important International Study on Public Mental Health

We're excited to announce a significant opportunity for our community! GAMIAN-Europe is collaborating with prestigious institutions including the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), World Psychiatric Association (WPA), World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA),...

Psych-STRATA website is live! 

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the new website for the European-funded project, Psych-STRATA, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at addressing treatment resistance in severe mental health disorders. The success of this project has the potential to...

The GAMIAN-Europe’s annual report 2022 is out. Don’t miss it!

After being approved by its members at the latest AGM in Bucharest, we are excited to present GAMIAN-Europe's 2022 Annual Report, a comprehensive document that captures the essence of our work throughout the past year. The report...

GAMIAN-Europe held its Annual General Assembly in Bucharest 

GAMIAN-Europe’s 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Bucharest, Romania, on June 3rd and 4th was a resounding success. With participation from members across several countries including Finland, Greece, the Czech Republic, Portugal, the UK, Cyprus, and The...

Commission launches new Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Initiative

We are happy to share the launch of the European Commission's Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Initiative. This initiative is set to transform the way mental health is understood, promoted, and addressed across Europe. The initiative was launched with a call...

New Publication Spotlights Local Mental Health Efforts for #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek

GAMIAN-Europe has released a concise report on local mental health initiatives across Europe. Launched during #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek, the report gives an inside look at various grassroots projects improving mental health outcomes. Complementing the report are...

Report for event “A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health in Europe: Plan, Act Change” out now!

GAMIAN-Europe, in collaboration with Mental Health Europe, is proud to announce the release of the meeting report for the event held on the 21st of March 2023, titled "A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health in Europe: Plan, Act, Change." The event brought together...

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