Why mental health
Mental health is a critical human and societal issue. Learn why mental health matters.
There’s an urgent need to raise the general public and policymakers’ understanding about mental health, reduce stigma and change behaviours and attitudes.
We know more about mental health today than ever before. Armed with all the knowledge, progress can be made. Mental health support must be available for all.
In recent years, the World Health Organization and other UN agencies, European institutions and health ministries have recognised the urgent need for commitment and action on mental health. When our leaders speak up and take action, we can look towards a brighter future to move towards positive mental health.
More people in Europe have been negatively affected by the “polycrisis” and these numbers could increase as new crises emerge. Equitable access to mental health care can improve the quality of life for many and especially for people in vulnerable situations (children, young people, elderly, marginalised groups, etc.).