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Mental health is everyone’s concern

Joint statement by 17 European organisations calling for more action on mental health in Europe

Mental health is everyone’s concern. It is central to all our lives and impacts our well-being, our work, our societies, our families and our economies. We, the undersigned European organisations, are concerned by the mental health of millions of Europeans and we have several proposals about how the services and support they receive can be improved and supported by the European Union. 

Mental health is as essential as physical health to well-being, and the partners to this joint statement do not want to lose the momentum built up by the European Joint Action for Mental Health and Well-being. Our joint statement urges the EU and Member States to step up efforts to fully implement the Joint Action’s resulting Framework for Action as a priority. The Framework for Action is the first comprehensive European policy on mental health which gathers guidelines and recommendations for Member States. 

Read the joint statement in full here


  • Mental Health Europe 
  • European Federation of Associations of Families of Persons with Mental Illness (EUFAMI) 
  • Council of Occupational Therapists for the European Countries (COTEC) 
  • Eurocarers 
  • EuroHealtNet 
  • European Brain Council (EBC) 
  • European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA)
  • European forum for primary care (EFPC)
  • European Patients’ Forum (EPF)
  • European Psychiatric Association (EPA) 
  • European Public Health Alliance (EPHA)
  • European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA-Europe)  
  • Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (Gamian Europe) 
  • International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)
  • Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM)
  • The International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (IFSBH)
  • The Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME)