6 May 2023

Report on ‘A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health: Plan, Act, Change’ meeting at the European Parliament

Following the European Parliament event on the 21st of March entitled ‘A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health: Plan, Act, Change’ that Mental Health Europe organised with the MEP Alliance, we have put together a report summarising the meeting.


In her September State of the Union address, President von der Leyen announced that a new initiative on mental health would be published in 2023, as one of the outcomes of the Conference on the Future of Europe. In the past years, mental health has become increasingly discussed in different sectors. Attention to mental health has never been so high.


It is clear that a comprehensive EU-level approach to mental health is a necessity for many people. Yet, its final impact and success will depend on its development in the coming months. This is why, ahead of the European Commission’s adoption of a Communication on this approach in the second quarter of 2023, the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing and the MEP Alliance for Mental Health gathered stakeholders and experts to discuss the content of the upcoming initiative. Read the summary of this event now.

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