Putting our money where our mental health is
12 Oct 2020
Authors: The Health Policy Partnership and GAMIAN-Europe It’s difficult to imagine 2020 being remembered for any other health crisis than the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, another crisis is looming within mental health. The pandemic has, for many, rocked the usual foundations of good mental wellbeing. As our lives have moved into the virtual sphere […]
Depression: moving from words to actions
5 Oct 2020
40 million in Europe people are living with depression, but how do we know what help will be effective? By focusing on approaches that have been proven to have a positive impact, we can ensure we’re investing wisely in the prevention and care of depression. The Words to Actions initiative has explored examples of successful […]
Physical and mental health go hand in hand: integrating mental health services
13 Jan 2020
Authors: EUFAMI and GAMIAN-Europe Depression, like all mental health problems, does not exist in a vacuum. Poor physical health exacerbates the risk of poor mental health, and vice versa. Yet society’s notion of a healthy person is almost always a physical picture. It is important to recognise that physical and mental health are closely related […]
Not just in your head: depression in youth
3 Dec 2019
Author: GAMIAN-Europe It is estimated that nearly one in four young people experience depression before the age of 19. Across the world, depression is the leading cause of disease burden in people aged 10–24. We are still trying to improve our understanding of the clinical causes for depression. In addition, there are numerous factors associated […]
Finding effective routes to prevent suicide
8 Oct 2019
As World Mental Health Day 2019 is focusing on suicide prevention, we consider how societal and policy changes can help to build a compassionate, empathetic and ultimately effective response to suicidality.
Depression – why we need to show empathy
27 Sep 2019
Depression is a devastating condition that affects the individual and the people around them.
Disrupting depression: how innovation can change the face of mental healthcare
Technology is an integral part of our lives. Most of us use smartphones and the internet daily. It has revitalised how we communicate and access information – and it has also brought great advances in healthcare. Health and social services can integrate software to collect data and use digital tools to monitor care.