eMEN Digital Mental Health

The Mental Health Foundation is championing better mental health through the increased use of digital health interventions, in a six-country European Union partnership.


Key information

  • Partner countries: UK, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and France.

  • Funder: Interreg North-West Europe Innovation Programme

  • Funding: €5.3 million (£4.4 million)

  • Timescale: May 2016 – June 2019

  • Contact: Iris Elliott, Head of Policy and Research at the Mental Health Foundation, on ielliott@mentalhealth.org.uk


What the project will achieve?


Currently, the average use of e-mental health within the partner countries is 8% (the lowest being France at 1% and the highest the Netherlands at 15%). The average will have increased to:

  • 15% by the end of the project

  • at least 25% five years after the project finishes

  • 60% 10 years after the project finishes.

The EU average for unmet need is currently 6.8%; this will be reduced by 2% five years after the projects and by 4% 10 years afterwards.


e-mental health innovation and transnational implementation platform North West Europe (eMEN)