GAMIAN-Europe invites members to submit a project for the Pedro Montellano Good Practice Award*. This prestigious award aims to recognise the outstanding initiatives and innovative efforts of our members. The award recognises good practice and provides an opportunity to challenge the stigma often associated with mental health issues by highlighting good practices to a wider audience and supporting the exchange of expertise between members.
The Award was created at the Gamian-Europe Board in 2010. The First edition was presented at the Gamian-Europe annual convention in 2011. Yearly, all GAMIAN-Europe members will be informed on the results and called to apply for the next year’s award. By supporting and publishing all projects Gamian-Europe wants to contribute to the fight against stigmatisation, exclusion and isolation of people with mental health problems by revealing “good practices” to a large audience and supporting the exchange of expertise between the projects.
*From 2016, the GAMIAN-Europe Good Practice Award will be renamed as The Pedro Montellano Good Practice Award, in remembrance of our President, colleague, friend and patient advocate, who passed away on 2nd October, 2015.