ENMESH - the European Network for Mental Health Service Evaluation - was established in 1991 under the auspices of the World Health Organisation, Regional Office for Europe.
ENMESH aims are:
To develop and maintain a network of active researchers in mental health service research in Europe.
To promote the development and dissemination of study designs, research instruments, mental health outcome indicators (including cost measurements), and relevant forms of statistical indicators.
To function as a clearing house for mental health service evaluation information in Europe. ENMESH main activities are:
To organise an international conference every second year - where researchers meet, are networking and discussing research related issues.
To run and update every second year a register of researchers active in the field of mental health service research and evaluation.To maintain an Internet web-site to inform of activities within and linked to ENMESH.
ENMESH is a network of active researchers in the field of Mental Health Service Research and Evaluation
As such, ENMESH, is an informal network established by a group of active researchers in this field of research. They make up the executive committee, take initiatives and run the network. The network is in its structure, culture and organisation informal, which is the idea of a network.
This enhances the opportunities of researchers within the network to come to know each other, meet and establish collaboration between researchers and groups of researchers. Over 300 researchers from many different Eastern and Western European Countries are registered in the network, including several leading researchers in the field.