10th European Conference on
Mental Health

Lisbon, Portugal

Sep 14 – Sep 16, 2022

Important dates:

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

Welcome to Lisbon!

10th Anniversary blog

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

In co-operation with

Check out this new NBC series about recovery. The first episode features Musical Intervention by Adam Christoferson that might be familiar for our conference guests from Belfast and online 2020 conference. #musicalintervention #recovery #mentalhealth https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/recovery-conversations-on-mental-health/recovery-conversations-on-mental-health/2672879/

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Liisa and Lauri and whole ECMH Team 🌲🎁❤️#ecmh #ecmh2022

Our new website and abstract submission is now open at http://www.ecmh.eu #ecmh2022 #mentalhealth #conference #lisbon #portugal

Take a look at this amazing film from #ECMH2021 Opening ceremony. Beautiful singing, scenery and some speeched. Singing from Vocal ensamble Chime, speeches #ecmh2021 #centredeville #lauluyhtyechime #evipro #helsinki #lapinlahdenlahde https://youtu.be/miHvgdACvv4https://youtu.be/miHvgdACvv4

Discussions have highlighted how much people are willing to use digital solutions and unguided mental health support. #ecmh2021 #mentalhealth #eHealth @amitba

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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