Mission statements

Evidence exists that research in mental health does not achieve the investment that would match the current burden of ill health on the individual, health services and community. With future investment in research across Europe being uncertain it is vital that we have a strategic approach to scarce resources for research in the major areas of mental health and well-being.

Current approaches to mental health research are based on individual member countries’ strategies. These include national estimates of burden of disease, and national profiles of charity, government and industry funding of research and funders’ strategies. A few member states have carried out evaluations of mental health spending and need in order to guide future investment and cost effectiveness of mental health research spending, and these reviews have been instrumental in indentifying the gaps in current knowledge at least relevant for the specific country and where answers to those researchable questions would have a large impact on mental health and population well-being. Despite these effort, however, there is yet to be what is urgently needed, namely an overall roadmap for the promotion and integration of mental health and well-being research across Europe and applicable across the lifespan. Such a roadmap would not only assist in targeting research towards tractable research questions that can be addressed realistically and with good confidence of programs that can be cost-effective, but also in discovering evidence that will lead policy, both social and health, that will indicate the most beneficial changes which show value for money across the lifespan.

 S E A R C H

 2014 ROAMER's Survey
Only 10 minutes to orientate the future of mental health research in Europe.
 Survey for stakeholders

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 C O N T A C T   U S
Email address: roamer@pssjd.org

  Funded by the European Comission's
Seventh Framework Programme
FP7-HEALTH-2011/No 282586
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