Mental health

Promoting mental health in general and the well-being of care providers.

Stigmatisation, difficulties in getting work … People who suffer from mental illness – and in Belgium this concerns one in three people – face difficulties that complicate their (re-)integration into society. For more than 10 years, the King Baudouin Foundation has acted in partnership with the Queen Fabiola and Julie Renson Fund to bring about changes in attitudes regarding mental health and to promote the recovery of people suffering from psychological problems.

Our activities

  • raising awareness and informing people about questions relating to negative social representations of people suffering from a psychological vulnerability
  • support for initiatives that reinforce recovery among those suffering from psychological problems
  • support and encouragement for networking among those working in the mental health sector
  • paying particular attention to mental healthcare professionals within their context of working under stress.

Mental health is part of the programme Health


Espace du Lien

Ontwikkelen workshops micropublishing, naaien en koken / Développement d’ateliers de micro-édition, couture et cuisine

Creation of various workshops run by volunteers for people coming out of psychiatric care or with temporary or chronic mental health problems.

Hof Zevenbergen

Hof Zevenbergen

Finishing sanitary facilities, converting shower cubicles into a large wheelchair-friendly bathroom, etc.

Ecole Initiatique Aurore

Inrichtingen in een hut en solidariteitsfonds / Aménagements dans une chaumière et fonds de solidarité

Improving the reception facilities at a thatched cottage in the Hautes-Alpes region and creating a solidarity fund to reduce the cost of registration for various activities.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Chair ‘Transition psychiatry’

Promoting interdisciplinary research, education and knowledge sharing on transitional psychiatry

Funds and philanthropic tools

Solvay Solidarity (Fund)

The Group’s executives and shareholders provide help to employees and local communities around the world who are seriously affected by the Covid-19 crisis or any other natural or…

Maasmechelen-Boorsem - VZW Hoeve De Zijsprong (Project Account)

Creation of an experience garden and contact with animals for children and young people with mental illness and/or autism.

Missing You (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropic projects of the non-profit organization Missing You which provides grief support to children, adolescents and young adults who have lost someone

Press Releases

Research in transition psychiatry, a necessity to improve the care of young people with mental suffering

01 07 2021


Keeping kids well with interactive tech

Mental health

“I wanted to turn my pain and passion into purpose, and that purpose is to foster prevention of mental health issues.”
Sachin Chaudhry
founder of TrustCircle