About Us

At United for Global Mental Health, we work to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and increase support for mental health around the world with trusted partners.  

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What we do

Our 2021–2023 strategy outlines a vision for a world where mental health support is accessible to everyone, everywhere without stigma or restrictions. We use our expertise in advocacy, financing and campaigning to advance this vision and focus on four areas of strategic impact – rights, education, systems, and finance – to deliver progress. 

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Who we are

The United for Global Mental Health team is made up of diverse, passionate and knowledgeable individuals. By combining our extensive in-house expertise in advocacy, financing and campaigning with the unique insights of our many partners, we’re already making progress on our mission.

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What is Global Mental Health?

We all have mental health, and we all experience good and not good mental health at different times in our lives. But what is mental health? And what do we mean when we talk about global mental health?

‘Mental health’ is a blanket term for mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS). That includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing – affecting everything from how we think, feel and act, to how we handle stress, relate to others and make decisions.

When we talk about global mental health, and more importantly, improving global mental health, we’re talking about our big defining goal: to improve the mental health of every person around the world at a global and national level who needs support – particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

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