10th European Conference on
Mental Health

Lisbon, Portugal

Sep 14 – Sep 16, 2022

Theme: Moving Forward During Times of Change

Pre-Conference ONLINE Sep 13, 2022

Important dates:

  • Extra early bird fee ends: April 30th
  • Early bird registration ends: June 2nd
  • Abstract submission ends: July 11th
  • Information about accepted abstracts: July 18th
  • Last registration day for presenters: August 1st
  • Special price for presenters ends: August 1st
  • Last registration day for all: September 7th
Register now

Welcome to Lisbon!

Dear all! All abstracts are now accepted and information is sent to all authors. Presenters need to register before Aug 1st and final program will be published no later than Aug 8th.
When registering, remember also our legendary Conference Banquet. It takes place in amazing Monte Mar Restaurant by the river and music is performed by La Boheme. Remember also to book your room from the conference hotel,  we still have some rooms left, but you might want to ensure the accommodation as soon as possible.

10th Anniversary Blog

The 7th European Conference on Mental Health in Split 2018


Our conference in Split was held on the beach, with beautiful landscape and in a warm weather. Our regular conference participant Timo Kallioaho shares his memories about the conference: "I had my pleasure to attend the ECMH in Split, Croatia, in September 19-21. I had earlier participated in the ECMH in Prague 2016. The Hotel Le Meridien Lav provided a gorgeous setting for our conference. Split is the second largest city of Croatia and lies on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, founded in the 3rd or 2nd century BC. The organizing team in EVIPRO had again done everything in order to create as a cosy atmosphere as possible - e.g. the Get together party at the Grand Dalmacija Terrace [...]

What is ECMH?

ECMH stands for European Conference on Mental Health. ECMH is an annual event and learning platform for mental health professionals, service users, researchers and everybody interested in the field. So far, ECMH conferences have been arranged in Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Czech Republic, Germany, Croatia and Northern Ireland. In 2020 and 2021 ECMH went online due to covid situation. 10th anniversary of ECMH will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on Sep 14-16, 2022.

At ECMH we believe that services and care processes can be improved with respectful collaboration between different parties. In our conferences every participant’s voice is as important. We give arena for research, practice development, projects and personal experience. Our motto is: Looking for Evidence Together. ECMH community supports first-time presenters and speakers and those coming from low-income countries. We always have close collaboration with local partners in psychiatric hospitals, universities and service user associations.

Our motto is:

Looking for Evidence Together!

Organizing committee

People behind the conference

Scientific Committee

Scientific Committee


Team members

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Thank you to everyone who has already signed up to chat with our Managing Editor @tillie_cryer at
@ECMentalHealth in September!

If you would like to sign up, please complete our quick form: https://forms.gle/daorxiXuba9c8b1d7.

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While you all anxiously wait for us to finish the program of the Lisbon conference, let's get back to 2018 and Split for a while with Timo Kallioaho. https://ecmh.eu/2022/08/03/the-7th-european-conference-on-mental-health-in-split-2018/ #ecmh2022 #mentalhealth #conference

npj Mental Health Research will be attending @ECMentalHealth, 14 – 16 Sep, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Fill in our 3-minute form to book a time to chat with us and find out more about the journal.


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From the blogs:

“The European Conference on Mental Health (ECMH) is relatively unique. It is one of very few events where lived experience, social care experience and health care experience are given equal prominence.”

Frank Reilly, Scottish Recovery Network

“MHE would like to extend a big congratulations to all those who organised the conference.”

Mental Health Europe

“The conference programme was full on, with some cracking keynote speakers at the start of each session.”

Tony Warne, University of Salford

“It is no coincidence that Finland is internationally known by its role as a bridge-builder and peacemaker. To our minds, the way the conference was arranged and realised represents the Finnish culture, know-how and social design at its best!”

Peaceful Impact Publisher, Finland

From the customers of the conference:

“It offers lot of excellent information. You can not get this kind of quality material elsewhere in few days.”

“ECMH offered many new insights and possible paths for personal professional development because of the excellent organisation and the interest in knowing about other models, projects, services …”

Mental Health Europe

“Personally I think it is an excellent conference. Really well put together, thoughtful, considerate, inspiring. People talk about the ECMH family – cliched but true.”

“The atmosphere was very welcoming and equal.”

“ECMH is an “easy” conference to participate both for professionals and service users. Staff is easy-going and helpful. Program is always interesting and you have a great possibility to meet new people.”

“It is very important to meet each other in European context. To see how mental health is practised in other countries and look for ways to help each other to improve the quality of mental health.”

“Excellent possibility to learn new, develop yourself and your organization, meet and get new partners.”

From the podcasts:

“I spend some time in European Conference on Mental Health, it was awesome”

Erin Lawler Patterson, The Goodness Chick