What we do


Mental Health Europe strives to protect the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities, to promote of positive mental health, to prevent mental health problems, and to improve mental health care and social inclusion. To do so, we:
  • Exchange best practices
  • Collect data and information on mental health and its social, economic and environmental determinants
  • Deliver evidence-based recommendations for policies and practices
  • Provide easy to access guidance on key mental health topics for the general public
  • Develop strategic communications to tackle stigma and discrimination
  • Organize capacity-building trainings for mental health service users and professionals
  • Facilitate dialogue with the media
  • Closely collaborate with policy makers, civil society organizations and international bodies
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Areas of work

  • Human rights

    • UNCRPD
    • Human rights standards
  • Psychosocial model

    • Work and employment
    • Education
    • Digitalisation
    • Environment
    • Intersectionality
  • Campaigns

    • European Mental Health Week
    • Withdraw Oviedo
    • Dove

Stigma and discrimination

Stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health remain pervasive, hindering support, understanding, and inclusion. This web page is dedicated to shedding light on these issues, challenging misconceptions, and fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for mental health.

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Who we work with

  • Collaborating with the European Commission is at the heart of MHE’s work. This collaboration includes our participation in various civil dialogues, two of the most important being the High-level Group on Disability and the Group of Governmental Experts on Mental Health. MHE also shares expertise and input about mental health policy with the EU Commission when required.

  • Mental Health Europe has an observatory Status with the World Health Organization

  • Mental Health Europe has a consultative status with the Council of Europe and contributes to the Council of Europe coalition of INGOs.

  • Mental Health Europe’s core human rights work concerns the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). MHE attended the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and had our concerns reflected in a number of recommendations

  • Mental Health Europe works closely with the European Parliament and its Members
    through the MEPs affiliated to our Coalition for Mental Health and Well-being.

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