1 June 2021

Mental health matters

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2021 European Mental Health Week ♥ 10-16 May 2021 ♥ #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek

This 2021 European Mental Health Week, we asked you to use your voice and act for mental health.


We wanted to get as many people as possible talking about mental health in Europe. Your commitment and support for getting behind this year’s European Mental Health Week are greatly appreciated. You weren’t alone on this journey. Below you can see some of the highlights from different parts and in different languages across Europe.


The ongoing pandemic and coronavirus restrictions have put a strain on all of our mental health. Now more than ever, we all realise that our mental health matters.

Learn why mental health is so important

Now more than ever

Check out this lovely video series where our Spanish members  Fundación INTRAS who work to support people with mental health problems on their journey to recovery in Spain tell us why #MentalHealthMatters


To mark the week, we hosted a series of Instagram Lives. Each day throughout the week, we were joined by a special guest to discuss some of the many aspects of mental health. Learn why mental health matters to some of them.

The mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be seen long after the public health crisis recedes, according to a wide range of policymakers and stakeholders. See some of their messages of support and solidarity.


For the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Stella Kyriakides mental health is a lifetime commitment. Along with a call for better access to mental health care, she reminds us that there is no health without mental health, or as the Greek saying goes – a healthy mind in a healthy body.

Members of the European Parliament’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing shared their wellbeing tips to mark the week and highlighted the need for a comprehensive, overarching European Mental Health Strategy.

We are thankful to all our members, partners, supporters and stakeholders for the overwhelming support and for getting involved in European Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.


Let’s remember that it’s not just one week. We all have mental health. It is essential to our humanity and unites us. We must continue to break down the stigma: through education, conversation and legislation step by step, all year round.


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