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


Coalition for Work With Psychotrauma and Peace - CWWPP

CWWPP: psychological support for victims of violence (from migration and war).

Empowerment and training for people in regions of conflict (Ukrainians and Uyghurs) through better personal and mutual psychological support and online courses.

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.

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

Chair ‘Transition psychiatry’

Promoting interdisciplinary research, education and knowledge sharing on transitional psychiatry

Funds and philanthropic tools

Espace du Lien (Friend of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of the asbl Espace du Lien which provide a community and therapeutic living space in the mental health sector

V Europe (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support aisbl V Europe's projects offering psychological support to victims of terrorism

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