Mental Health Inclusion

Mental health affects all of us

Let’s open up!

Why this campaign?

We see that there is currently a lack of an EU-wide action plan on mental health. The effects of pandemic restrictions, the war in Ukraine and the rising cost of living have contributed to a greater risk of depression and anxiety among EU citizens. Mental health needs to be integrated into existing EU structures and funds but it remains often taboo. We want to open up this space by sharing our member’s work as well as best practices.

Did you know that...

1 in 4

will experience a mental health issue during their lifetime*

1 in 5

adolescents in Europe is affected by at least one psychological problem*

3 in 4

of European businesses report the presence on of at least one psychological risk in the workplace*

*Source Mental Health Europe, 2023

European Mental Health Week

22 – 28th of May 2023

Eurodiaconia proudly supports the European Mental Health Week

Mental Health Europe (MHE) is hosting the fourth edition of this impactful event, aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of mental health. Join us as we celebrate mentally healthy communities and address the social determinants that impact individuals facing mental health challenges.  

Mental health is not only a fundamental human right but also essential for personal, community, and socio-economic development. Together, we can combat stigma, discrimination, and promote help-seeking, contributing to a global movement for positive change.

During this week, we want to highlight the incredible work our members are doing to make mental health inclusion a reality for all. Stay tuned to our social media channels for updates and inspiring stories during the European Mental Health Week.

Let’s unite, build caring communities, and prioritize mental health for everyone!  

Join the conversation:  #EuropeanMentalHealthWeek 

Diaconia &
right to mental health for all

See how our members are working on mental health inclusion

Kerk in Actie

Trauma healing course for migrants by Geloofsinburgering

Diaconia España

United to save lives: The Zoé Project by Diaconia España

Timișoara Philanthropy Foundation

CISCPAD: Fostering Mental Health Inclusion 

Slezská Diakonie

Together in uniqueness and social inclusion

Diakonie Austria

Holistic Initiatives for Mental Health Inclusion

Diakonie Kosova

Healing Kosovo's Trauma: A Decade of Progress

Slezská Diakonie

Let’s take care of our mental health campaign

MKO Apostoli

Mental Health Mobile Units: Nurturing Minds and Communities

Slezská Diakonie and Diaconia Valdese

Dementia Friendly Communities Project

Deaconess Foundation

Finding happiness and purpose through the VAMOS programme

Menighedsplejen i Danmark

Finding Stress-free Solace in the Church

Member's mapping

Diakonie Düsseldorf

Family Programmes


Haraldsplass Samtalesenter

Counselling Centre


Slezská diakonie

Health Centers


Diakonie Österreich

Children, Adolescents and Adult Programme


Deaconess Foundation

Vamos Programme

Kerk in Actie

Freedom Focus Programme


Church of Scotland

CrossReach Programme for Children


Holy Archdiocese of Athens

Mental Health Centers


Asociación Evangélica Nueva Vida

Mental Health Promotion Programme


Check out the full list here.

Social rehabilitation for people with mental illness by Szleska Diakonie


Stressfree in the Courtyard
United Parish Aid in Denmark