What we do

PSYNC is a consortium dedicated to improving the mental health of all citizens, running research projects in close collaboration with diverse stakeholder groups, with a clear focus on generating real world impact and societal innovations.


  • Stressing the importance of a lifecycle perspective on mental health.
  • Increasing mental health literacy and developing health promotion initiatives.
  • Developing innovations in the treatment of mental health disorders.
  • Taking care of the ethical dimension in mental health research and mental health innovations.
  • Reaching out to vulnerable groups.

How we work

  • Act as a hub for communication and contact.
  • Socially innovative research.
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with important stakeholders.
  • Education and training.


PSYNC is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and creates possibilities for researchers to contribute.


  • On October 8th (9h30) we organise a lecture by Prof. Bruce Wampold (University of Wisonsin, USA) followed by a debate on what makes psychotherapy effective. Read more or download the keynote lecture by Prof. Wampold here.
  • On February 12th 2020 the health insurer 'Christelijke Mutualiteit' (CM), together with the Ghent Alumni Psychology (GAP) and PSYNC, organises an evening activity about taboo in mental health care. Read more (Dutch only).
  • Event on January 17th 2020 on the Cost-effectiveness of mental health care interventions by Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans. Read more.