WP10. Promotion and dissemination


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. 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 efforts, however, what is urgently needed is 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, therefore addressed realistically and with good confidence of cost-effective programs, but also in discovering evidence that will lead policy, both social and health, to indicate the most beneficial changes which show value for money across the lifespan.

In this frame ROAMER’s partners will invest in disseminating general information and key results to external stakeholders such as end-users (organizations of users and carers, professional associations), representatives of academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, donors and governments, and non-governmental organizations active in the mental health field at the European level. The main purpose of ROAMER dissemination is having a durable and significant impact on mental health research in Europe.


  • To disseminate to the members of the consortium and to the public the results of mapping of the current state of mental health research in Europe
  • To disseminate the gaps and advances (as identified by WP2-WP8) in mental health research in Europe to the identified target groups
  • To disseminate the priorities set (based on WP2-WP8) for mental health research in Europe to the identified target groups
  • To disseminate the novel solutions suggested (based on WP2-WP8) for mental health research in Europe to the identified target groups

WP leader

Prof. István Bitter

Postdoctoral researcher

Dr. Szilvia Papp


Activities organized by WP10

The website of ROAMER was launched in January 2012.
Click here to download the first leaflet of ROAMER.
The second newsletter is available here.

ROAMER participated in the European Month of the Brain program series with the conference 'New horizon in mental health research'. The meeting, organized by WP1 and WP10 took place in Budapest, on 17th of May, 2013. Click here to download the invitation and agenda of the meeting!

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