Following the much-anticipated announcement by President von der Leyen in September, the European Commission is working on the development of a mental health initiative. Mental Health Europe (MHE) has long asked for a dedicated EU action on mental health and applauds the European Commission’s commitment to the topic.
In the past months, MHE met with different Commissioners and cabinets, holding ongoing discussions with relevant services within the European Commission. Based on our 35+ years of expertise, as the largest independent European network in the mental health field, MHE has responded to the public consultation on a comprehensive approach to mental health.
Our contribution focused on six main recommendations covering all those key aspects that should be in the EU approach to mental health for it to be truly comprehensive.