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GAMIAN-Europe proposes a future EU Strategy for Mental Health

GAMIAN-Europe proposes a future EU Strategy for Mental Health

Today, on the occasion of the Czech EU Presidency conference entitled ‘Resilient Mental Health in the EU’, GAMIAN-Europe - representing patients - has come forward with a blueprint for a future comprehensive EU Mental Health Strategy. Speaking at the conference,...

GAMIAN-Europe elects new President and executive committee

GAMIAN-Europe elects new President and executive committee

On the 29th of September, GAMIAN-Europe held its Board Meeting and a new president Péter Kéri was elected. Alongside working for GAMIAN-Europe, he helps run the Awakenings Foundation in Hungary. Who is Our New President?  Péter Kéri was born in Budapest and graduated...

My HeART, our first inaugural art competition, is completed

My HeART, our first inaugural art competition, is completed

Over the last few months we have been receiving artwork from our member organisations around the globe and finally we can share their work with you. Initially we had three juries choose one of three pieces for each artist and then finally assign points to the chosen...

Ursula von der Leyen Announces New EU Initiative on Mental Health.

Ursula von der Leyen Announces New EU Initiative on Mental Health.

“"We should take much better care of our, friends, partners and beloved ones”. These were the words stated yesterday at the at the State of the European Union (SOTEU) by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in regarding the EU putting forward a new initiative for...

GAMIAN-Europe launches its campaign #BreakingSuicideStigma

GAMIAN-Europe launches its campaign #BreakingSuicideStigma

The stigma surrounding suicide, especially for young males is rampant, statistics have shown that 80% of suicides in Europe between the ages of 15-34 are male. GAMIAN-Europe has decided to address this topic and launch a campaign, titled #BreakingSuicideStigma,...

Mental health in the digital workspace: Resolution adopted

Mental health in the digital workspace: Resolution adopted

On Tuesday the European Parliament voted to put preventative measures against technostress and over-connection in place as well as boost the benefits of working from home so as to safeguard mental health. They voted 501 in favour, 47 against and 85 abstentions....

MEP Alliance for Mental Health: Latest meeting report is available!

MEP Alliance for Mental Health: Latest meeting report is available!

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 impact on mental health: Results of the II survey are out!

COVID impact on mental health: Results of the II survey are out!

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...

Safeguarding the future of brain health for patients: joint event

Safeguarding the future of brain health for patients: joint event

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 released!

Brain Awareness Week: New video released!

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...

Mental health in the digital world of work: Don’t miss the report

Mental health in the digital world of work: Don’t miss the report

On 27 September 2021, the MEP Alliance for Mental Health and the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing took part in a virtual expert meeting aiming at gathering experts' opinions on the issues that should be addressed by a European Parliament Own...

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

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.” – 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....

WMHD 2021: MEPs call for a European year for mental health

WMHD 2021: MEPs call for a European year for mental health

With the occasion of World Mental Health Day members of the MEP Alliance for Mental Health took the opportunity to call for 2023 to be dedicated to mental health.  Click here to find the names and parties of the MEPs that supported the petition. 

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