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


The Red Pencil (Europe)

Ensuring the impact of Red Pencil after the ending of the Covid Solidarity Fund.

Diversification of the fundraising strategy, increasing visibility and research into art therapy to position Red Pencil as an expert able to work with large NGOs and the EU.

Fondation Médicale Reine Elisabeth - Geneeskundige Stichting Koningin Elisabeth

Wetenschappelijke prijzen 2022 - Prijs Ernest SOLVAY  / Prix scientifiques 2022 - Prix Ernest SOLVAY

Ernest Solvay prize toWalgrave Hannah for her publication "Restoring miR-132 expression rescues adult hippocampal neurogenesis and memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease

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…

Red Noses Fund

Supporting projects for the health of children and young people in Flanders.

Fund Gerald Futter

Supporting projects for those who feel stigmatised or excluded. Initiatives that help people regain their dignity and their place in society.Support of the recovery-oriented acti…

Press Releases

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

01 07 2021