Mental health

Mental health and Well-being - EU-level activities

Mental health is addressed by Commission policies, European Parliament acts and statements of the Council of Ministers.

Commission policies

Mental health in the population is important for the successful implementation of several Community-policies, and at the same time it is influenced by them.

arrow   Commission Green Paper "Improving the Mental Health of the Population. Towards a Strategy on mental health for the EU" .
arrowGreen Paper Consultation – Responses and Summary Reports
arrowEuropean Pact for Mental Healh and Well-being 
arrow   Commission policies and mental hea

European Parliament acts on mental health

The European Parliament adopted two Resolutions addressing Mental Health:

arrowEuropean Parliament resolution on Mental Health ,19 February 2009

Council of Ministers

A number of Council acts have been adopted on mental health or have addressed mental health among other issues.

European-level advisory bodies

European Economic and Social Committee
arrow   A number of Opinion from 2006

Committee of Regions

European Agencies

arrowDublin Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
arrowSecond European Quality of life Survey 2007
arrowEuropean Agency for Safety and Health at Work (Bilbao Agency)
arrowTopic page on Stress and Psychosocial Risk
arrowEuropean Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)


Mental health is addressed by projects under different financial Community instruments.

Information about ongoing project activities under the EU Public Health Programme can be found in the project database of the European Agency for Health and Consumers

An overview of past and current project activities under the EU Public Health Programmes and other EU-financial instruments can be found on the website of the SUPPORT-project.