Contribute to the EU’s comprehensive approach to mental health

In September 2022 the European Commission (EC) introduced a new initiative to prioritise mental health. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced it in her State of the European Union speech: 

“We should take better care of each other. And for many who feel anxious and lost, appropriate, accessible and affordable support can make all the difference.” 

As the European Parliament and the Council strongly supported this initiative, a plan to create “A comprehensive approach to mental health” was introduced.

The EC has launched a call for evidence to gather feedback and shape the Commission Communication on the topic (to be published in spring 2023). 

This consultation seeks input on: 

  • how action at the EU level can help promote good mental health and prevent, mitigate and respond to mental health challenges; 
  • how mental health considerations should be factored into a wide variety of resilient EU and national policies for the benefit of people across the EU. 

This call is open until 15 February 2023 (midnight CET). ELF is currently preparing a submission based on the feedback of people living with lung conditions. If you have ideas on improving mental health policy and practices at EU and/or national level, please contact before the date to share your thoughts. 

Learn more and participate