Everyone, everywhere should have someone to turn to in support of their mental health.

Mapping out a Blueprint for mental health advocacy

The Blue Print Group for Global Mental Health, a joint advocacy and communications group has achieved a great deal in the past year and a half, read a summary of our activities below. This blog has also been posted on the Mental Health Innovation Network website.  The...

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Mental health at the World Health Assembly

The 72nd World Health Assembly – the annual gathering of health ministers from across the world – starts in Geneva today. Mental health will feature prominently in the first few days. However, mental health advocates will be pressing for more than words: the aim is to...

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Health and wellbeing is a universal human right.

We all deserve to live in a world where our mental health is
seen to be as important as our physical health.

Where good mental health is promoted.

And, where prevention, support and treatment are readily
available to all.

But this is not the world we live in.

Today, a person takes their own life every 40 seconds. One in
four of us will experience mental ill health.

It is time for a mental health revolution.

Who we are

We are a catalyst organisation that brings ambition to global advocacy, innovation to financing and voice to campaigning.

What we want

We want a world where everyone, everywhere, can turn to someone who is able to support their mental health when needed.

Did you know

25% of people globally currently experience mental health issues

Did you know

300 million people suffer from depression today

Did you know

Every 40 seconds, a person takes their own life

Did you know

1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental ill health in our lifetime

Did you know

Only 1 in 50 people in low and middle-income countries receive treatment

Did you know

Poor mental health costs $2.5 trillion a year in lost productivity and poor physical health

Did you know

Under international law, it is the human right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. 

Did you know

According to the WHO, there are effective strategies for preventing and treating mental ill health, and ways to alleviate the suffering it causes. Access to health care and social services capable of providing treatment and social support is key.

Did you know

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds. But suicide can be prevented. So far 28 countries have national strategies for suicide prevention.

What we do


Awareness is growing of the gaps in funding, policy and political support for mental health around the world, but far more needs to be done. READ MORE


Globally, 1 in 4 of us will have a mental health condition. That represents a huge cost to health care systems and the global economy. READ MORE


With our partners around the world, we are building a global mental health campaign to launch in 2019.