Who we are

Mental Health Europe is the main independent European non-governmental network organisation committed to the protection of the rights of persons with psychosocial disabilities, the promotion of positive mental health, the prevention of mental distress, and the improvement of mental health care and social inclusion.

Our vision

A Europe where everyone’s mental health and wellbeing flourish across their life course.

Our mission

To lead in advancing a human rights, community-based, recovery-oriented and psychosocial approach to mental health and well-being for all.

Our values

  • Dignity and Human Rights

  • Person-centredness, Independence & Autonomy

  • Solidarity

  • Innovation

  • Independence

  • Co-creation

  • Collaboration

Strategic priorities

Mental Health Europe launched its current strategy on 14 October 2021 outlining some of the most urgent mental health priorities including tackling discrimination and securing equal access to services.

Mental Health Europe has consistently positioned itself as a key actor working towards the implementation of human rights principles and obligations in mental health.

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Our people

Meet the MHE Board Members, who support the work
of the Secretariat with passion and commitment.

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Meet the Brussels team

  • Claudia Marinetti
  • Liuska Sanna
    Head of Operations
  • Rodica Berdila
    Administrative & Finance Officer
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Committees, Taskforces, Expert groups

Our committees, taskforces and expert groups support the secretariat on specific issues including human rights, new membership and finances.

  • 1
    • Membership
    • Finances
    • Human rights
  • 2
    • Co-creation
    • Communications
    • Human rights
    • Migration
    • Social Policy
    • Youth
  • 3
    Expert Groups
    • The Psychosocial Approach Expert Group

Financial independence

We maintain our autonomy and credibility by avoiding financial support of any type originating from healthcare-related industry and sectors that exert adverse effects on mental well-being.

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Mental Health Europe's Safeguarding Policy

Mental Health Europe is committed to create a safe and secure environment for anyone involved in activities implemented by and on behalf of MHE and, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults

You can find details on our Safeguarding Policy as well as our Online form for reporting potential incidents at the link below