Julia Thimm is working for the German Alliance for Mental Health/Aktionsbündnis Seelische Gesundheit. The nation-wide organisation brings together the know-how and network of 90 alliance partners including experts from psychiatry and health promotion, self-help groups of people with mental illness and their relatives. The alliance is independent; it was initiated and is sponsored by the DGPPN (The German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics ) as well as funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health. Within the alliance Julia is involved in several projects aiming at raising awareness for mental health, anti-stigma and the promotion of e-mental-health. She has several years of experience in project management and PR for social causes and holds an M.A. in philosophy, public law and politics.