Local Activities

the local activities take place mainly in Florence at Casa della Cultua, via Forlanini 164 and in Prato at the Borough Council Est, in via De Gasperi


International Projects

The International projects are developed in collaboration through International organizations or with countries’ organizations


Focal Point Actvities

The Mental Health Europe’s Focal Point project aims to create two ways interfaces between the European level and the national level of each country


Old Events

Past activities which AISMe has been directly involved in


News and Events

Current activities which AISMe is directly involved in


Formal Establishment of the Italian National Mental Health Platform


Florence 14 November 2016

On the 12th November 2016 at the Circolo ricreativo Casa della Cultura of Florence the Mental Health National Platform has been formally established.

The Platform which was launched some years ago by Mental Health Europe and Italian Association for MentalHealth (AISMe), has been subscribed by the following national and regional associations: National Association for Mental Health Communty Living (Associazione Nazionale Residenze per la Salute Mentale –AIRSAM-, AISMe,  Tuscany Network of Mental Health Associations (Coordinamento Regionale Toscano delle Associazioni di Salute Mentale) and National Network of Mental Health associations (Unione Nazionale Associazione per La Salute Mentale    -UNASAM-).   

The main aims of the Platform are: 1) to develop a society where mental health and wellbeing   are highligthed in the agenda of all policies  both at local and national level 2) to strenghten  the independent voice of users and relatives associations   3) to set up initiatives in order to faciltate the active participation  of the above mentioned user and relative associations  through close collaboration with mental health services, statutroy and not statutory organizations.

President for the Platform is Donatella Miccinesi, Vicepresident  Maria Grazia Bertelloni.


Mental Health Europe and the revision of ICD-10

For many years Mental Health Europe (MHE), has been calling for wider recognition of the crisis of confidence in the increasingly biological/neurological approach taken by Western psychiatry as well as for action in order to change this culture within mental health services including through the adoption of a human rights-based approach. Following on from our work on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), and the adoption of the “Bucharest Manifesto” developed by MHE’s expert group -the Beyond the Biomedical Paradigm Taskforce (BBP Taskforce) – MHE has turned its attention towards the forthcoming revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD 10) which will become ICD-11 when it is adopted by the World Health Assembly in 2018.
In light of this, we are circulating this questionnaire to seek the views of the mental health community on this matter including mental health professionals, organisations active in the field of mental health, users of mental health and their families and carers.

If you would like to help contribute to the dialogue regarding the revision process, please answer the questionnaire at this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZYMP9NJ. The questionnaire is short and should only take a few minutes of your time! Please only answer the questions you feel comfortable with as not all questions are mandatory, if you feel that you do not have the requisite expertise to answer the question you may leave it blank or in some cases, answer ‘I don’t know’.

Dead line for answers to the questionnaire is the end of February

To know more about the MHE BBPTF and of its work on ICD-10 revision  please open the following links: