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News article10 October 2023European Health and Digital Executive Agency1 min read

HaDEA celebrates World Mental Health Day: discover the EU4Health and Horizon projects supporting mental health in the EU

World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day. On this day, discover HaDEA-funded projects on mental health from the EU4Health and Horizon programmes:

  • The call for tenders on Capacity-building and trainings for health professionals supports the Commission’s approach to mental health through training programmes on mental health for health professionals.
  • The Peace of Mind, MESUR, WELL-U and U-RISE projects are focusing on implementing mental health interventions adapted to the specific and diverse needs of refugees and displaced people from Ukraine.
  • STEP-IN and MENTALITY are working on raising awareness of the effects that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on vulnerable communities and on establishing well-being best practices to support them.
  • The IceHearts Europe and Let’s Talk About Children projects aim to improve mental health and well-being of children and youth in the EU.
  • The Joint Action impleMENTAL is consolidating lessons learned about the implementation of best practices in mental health and informing policymaking within EU countries.
  • EAAD Best is working on improving depression care and preventing suicidal behavior in Europe.
  • MENTUPP is focusing on promoting mental health in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the construction, health and ICT sectors.
  • Part of the European Human Exposome Network (EHEN) cluster, the EQUAL-LIFE project aims to explore how exposure to external environments may impact children’s development and mental health as adults.



EU4Health is the fourth and largest of the EU health programmes. The programme provides funding to national authorities, health organisations and other bodies through grants and public procurement, contributing to a healthier Europe.

HaDEA manages the vast majority of the total EU4Health budget and implements the programme by managing calls for proposals and tenders from 2021 to 2027.

Horizon Europe is the research and innovation programme of the EU for the period 2021-2027. The aims of Cluster 1 ‘Health’ include improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of citizens of all ages by generating new knowledge, developing innovative solutions and integrating a gender perspective to prevent, diagnose, monitor, treat and cure diseases.

Horizon 2020 (H2020) was the EU’s multiannual research funding programme between 2014 and 2020.

Mental health policy


Publication date
10 October 2023
European Health and Digital Executive Agency
Programme Sector
  • Health
  • EU4Health
  • Horizon Europe
  • Horizon Europe Cluster 1: Health
  • EUFunded
  • HealthUnion