declares its willingness to be considered full member of GAMIAN-Europe, in the respects of its constitution and objectives.
We apply for a full membership, and solemnly declare that in the board of our associations patients are represented and in our activities patient involvement is guaranteed.
The organization must be patient-driven. This means that the needs and views of patients drive the organization’s strategy, policies and activities in a significant way and that the organization is capable of representing the needs and views of these patients.
Among the organization’s voting members and the organization’s governing body patients (A patient is defined by GAMIAN-Europe as “a person with mental health problems”. GAMIAN-Europe aims to be representative of all patients regardless of gender, race, class, culture, religious belief, age, sexuality or lifestyle)., patient representatives (A patient representative is defined by GAMIAN-Europe as “a person that is significant for a patient or their care, who can represent that patient, for example a partner, parent, family member or close friend”) or patients’ organizations are represented.
The organization can demonstrate that it has a governance structure which ensures that patient involvement i.e. the needs and views of patients drive the organization’s strategy, policies and activities in a significant way and that the organization is capable of representing the needs and views of these patients
The governing body of [name of the organisation] has approved this declaration and endorsed the vision and mission of Gamian-Europe.