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

My Journey with the ECMH: Not Just a Conference


The last live conference was held in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The weather outside was sometimes stormy, but the atmosphere inside was warm. Khadej Fall from Canada participated for the first time to ECMH and here are some of her thoughts about the conference: "As I prepare for my upcoming and long-anticipated journey, it is hard to believe that in two weeks from today I will be able to reconnect with some of the most amazing like-minded individuals and souls I have met in my adult life at the annual European Conference on Mental Health! About three years ago, I was on a new journey as a newly certified Yoga Instructor and Mental Wellness advocate when I learned about ECMH. I, [...]

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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ChatPal's very own Raymond Bond and @LaKuosma taking centre stage on the main stage, at @ECMentalHealth!

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Keynote Claudia Marinetti from @MHESME starting her keynote speech at Pre-Conference Online #ecmh2022 #mentalhealth

The Pre-Conference Online of 10th European Conference on Mental Health has started with a speech of @LaKuosma and @liisakallio1 #ecmh2022 #mentalhealth #conference

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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