2021


Article: Towards a long-term mental health strategy

15 JUNE 2021

Chairs of the European Parliament’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing demand immediate action to address the growing mental health crisis and the creation of a long-term Mental Health Strategy.

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Instagram Live: A conversation with MEP Maria Walsh

11 MAY 2021

In this Instagram live session, part of 2021 European Mental Health Week, Maria Walsh, who is a co-chair of MHE’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament, highlights work being done on mental health at EU level and how we can make mental health everybody’s business.

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Video series: 2021 European Mental Health Awareness Week

10 MAY 2021

To mark 2021 European Mental Health Week, Members of the European Parliament’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing shared their wellbeing tips and highlighted the need for a comprehensive, overarching European Mental Health Strategy.

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Event: Mental health and the environment – Bringing nature back into people’s lives

27 JANUARY 2021

Organised by the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament, the event focused on the interlinkage between the state of the natural environment and people’s mental health in European policies.

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2020


Press release: New co-chairs of European Parliament’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing announced

17 DECEMBER 2020

Mental Health Europe is pleased to introduce the new co-chairs of the Coalition of Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament.

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Op-ed: Shock of Covid-19 is catalyst to invest in mental health

09 OCTOBER 2020

It is time to make mental health a fundamental pillar in the Covid-19 response, write MEPs Alviina Alametsä, Sara Cerdas and Maria Walsh from MHE’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing. This is a timely opportunity for the EU to turn profound and long-term impacts of the pandemic on mental health into a catalyst for change. 

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Event: Mental health challenges in the LGBTI community

09 SEPTEMBER 2020

On the occasion of the World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, Mental Health Europe, in cooperation with ILGA-Europe, examined the mental health challenges that the LGBTI community is facing in Europe. The meeting brought together members of the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament and the LGBTI activists.

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Article: Prioritising the importance of mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic

26 MAY 2020

Mental health is something that affects us all, particularly during the current crisis, and should be at the forefront of what policymakers do, writes MEP Seán Kelly. “As a member of the European Parliament’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing, I strongly believe that mental health needs to be at the centre of our work, particularly when we deal with policies relating to employment, migration and social affairs.”

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Open Letter: Act now to boost mental health policy

08 MAY 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing sent an open letter to the European Commission and Council calling for increased efforts to protect the mental health of EU citizens now and beyond the crisis. 

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Press release: Turn promises into action: put mental health at the heart of EU policy-making

19 FEBRUARY 2020

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and civil society demand action from the European Commission to develop a comprehensive and proactive EU Mental Health Strategy.

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Event: Shaping the future of EU Mental Health Strategy

18 FEBRUARY 2020

On 18 February 2020, Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing (coordinated by Mental Health Europe) and the MEP Alliance on Mental Health (coordinated by GAMIAN-Europe) organised a joint meeting to address the urgent need to put in place a comprehensive and proactive EU Mental Health Strategy. 

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2019


Press release: What we really need is support, not coercion

10 DECEMBER 2019

Human rights in mental health was a subject addressed in the European Parliament on 10 December, where members of MHE’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing and stakeholders discussed how to move towards human rights-compliant mental health systems across Europe.

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Event: Human Rights Day 2019 at the European Parliament

10 DECEMBER 2019

On 10 December 2019, to mark Human Rights Day, member of Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing Brando Benifei MEP (S&D, Italy) hosted an event ‘Ending coercion, promoting human rights in mental healthcare’. 

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Press release: To build a Europe without suicide, governments must act now

10 OCTOBER 2019

Europe has the highest suicide rate in the world. Yet, only 10 Member States in the European Union have suicide prevention strategies. Members of MHE’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing addressed this subject in the European Parliament and discussed concrete EU action needed to prevent suicides in Europe.

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Event: World Mental Health Day 2019 at the European Parliament

10 OCTOBER 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day 2019, Mental Health Europe hosted the first event of re-established Mental Health Europe’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament.

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2018


Event: World Mental Health Day 2018 at the European Parliament

10 OCTOBER 2018

To mark World Mental Health Day 2018, Mental Health Europe brought together young people, politicians and experts to discuss ways to promote positive mental health for the next generation. The event was hosted by Julie Ward MEP (S&D, United Kingdom), a member of MHE’s Coalition for Mental Health and Wellbeing in the European Parliament.

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2017


Article: Mainstreaming mental health

20 OCTOBER 2017

Mental health may not be a core EU competence, but policymakers are doing what they can to tackle the issue. Mainstreaming mental health in all European policies is important and possible, as it contributes to a sustainable and healthy Europe for all.

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Press release: Positive mental health is key to active and healthy ageing

08 February 2017

Mental Health Europe together with Member of the European Parliament Deirdre Clune (Ireland, EPP) held a successful event in the European Parliament yesterday to discuss the importance of active ageing and why it matters to mental health.

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