Our funding background
As the largest independent European network organisation advancing a human rights, community-based, recovery-oriented and psychosocial approach to mental health and well-being for all, MHE requires funds to carry out its mission.
In today’s world, the biomedical framework continues to dominate the mental health landscape and heavily shapes the perceptions around mental health. The lack of transparency and self-governance within the interactions involving the health industry, medical professionals, healthcare institutions, and patient advocacy groups has led to an excessive medicalisation of mental health issues. This trajectory is highlighted by a concerning reliance on pharmaceutical interventions as the primary recourse for addressing mental health challenges.[CM1] [JM2]
MHE takes a different path. We safeguard our credibility and independence by refusing funding in any form from healthcare-related industries and from sectors that exert adverse effects on mental well-being.
MHE prioritises ethical choices based on our core values also in its financing.
Dignity and Human Rights
Person-centredness, Independence & Autonomy
Our transparency policy
Mental Health Europe adopts a transparent policy regarding its relations with donors. The Annual Reports reflect our funding including one-off donations received from all corporate donors.
Mental Health Europe – Santé Mentale Europe is officially registered on the EU Transparency Register (245350514009-47), a comprehensive database that catalogues organisations active in the legislative and policy implementation process of the European Union institutions.
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