Better Together: Co-creating the Future of Mental Health

European Mental Health Week, 13-19 May 2024

Mental Health Europe is the home of the European Mental Health Week – a pan-European initiative to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and reduce stigma which takes place every year in May. The theme for 2024 is co-creation.

How to get involved

  • Join one of the many in person and online events taking place across Europe. A calendar of events is available a the bottom of this page.
  • Speak up for mental health and share a message of solidarity.
  • Wear a green ribbon to show your support.
  • Start a conversation in your community. Share, teach, and learn.
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About European Mental Health Week

The European Mental Health Week builds on the long-standing global tradition of celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month in May, and is being held for the fifth time in 2024.

It is a chance for everyone to exchange about all aspects of mental health, and highlight the need for action.
About European Mental Health Week and past events



Better Together: Co-Creating the Future of Mental Health

The theme of European Mental Health Week 2024 is “Better Together: Co-creating the Future of Mental Health”.

  • Co-creation means different people working together towards one purpose: better mental health for all. 
  • The knowledge of people with lived experience, their supporters, professionals, and decision makers is valued equally.  
  • The best actions in mental health are about people’s real needs. That’s why people’s voices matter 
  • Co-creation inspires responsibility, trust, power, and shared accountability.  
  • Let’s promote positive mental health, design paths to recovery, and improve mental health care and social inclusion together, with the meaningful involvement of each of us. 
  • The easiest form of co-creation is working with those around you!  If you and your community were to be involved in decisions regarding mental health initiatives, what would you prioritise and how?  
  • This year’s #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek is about making co-creation a reality.   
  • Doing with is better than doing for. We are #BetterTogether.

Learn more about co-creation 

Policy Brief

European Mental Health Week

In this policy brief, we explain Mental Health Europe’s concept of co-creation in mental health and its guiding principles, as well as the relevance of this approach to promote human rights and bring economic and social advancements to the entire society for the benefit of all. The policy brief then focuses on the beneficial effects of adopting a co-creation approach in mental health promotion and prevention. Finally, it presents concrete recommendations and actions on how to apply the co creation approach in practice.


Events Programme

Includes events by MHE, our members, partners.

Click on the event below to find more information and register.

Mental Health Europe is not responsible for the content of external events.

In order to see events as a list in chronological order, click list below. This calendar uses Central European Summer Time.

Week of Events

How to engage?

Use your voice, download one of our shareable assets and join this year’s European Mental Health Week!

In any material that you develop using the assets provided, always include the logos for the European Mental Health Week and Mental Health Europe. These two logos are provided in the social media assets.

When posting material on social media, always use the hashtag: #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek

The European Mental Health Week

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