Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 - Testimonials
Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 aims to provide the first independent, multistakeholder monitoring and accountability mechanism for mental health. It is designed to be used by a wide range of stakeholders to inform action: action to campaign, to advocate, to communicate and to change policy and practice so that everyone everywhere is able to exercise their right to the highest attainable level of mental health.
Here’s what UnitedGMH and our partners have to say:
“In recent years – and the last 18 months in particular - we have seen a welcome new level of political attention and commitment to mental health; beyond that, however, there remains a continuing need to galvanize financial investments and to engender accountability for the actions that countries’ have committed themselves to undertaking...Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 can provide the world with a regular temperature check on our collective efforts to enhance and protect mental health and well being for all.” - Dr. Devora Kestel, Director, Mental Health and Substance Use, WHO
“We must prioritize measurement, better data, monitoring, and accountability mechanisms for mental health so we can all develop and deliver effective policies and programmes. UNICEF is enthusiastic about collaborating with Countdown 2030 Global Mental Health partners to help drive progress on mental health throughout the life course” - Mark Hereward, Associate Director of Data & Analytics at Division of Data, Research and Policy, UNICEF
“Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 is a game-changer. It will help all of us to map our way to a much brighter future for mental health worldwide.” - Dr Niall Boyce, Editor The Lancet Psychiatry
“UnitedGMH has been committed to helping develop and deliver Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 since the outset because we believe everyone should be able to harness data for action. All of us can use data to strengthen the case for action on mental health - whether improving rights or increasing access to services. And knowledge is power: this project is designed to put knowledge in the hands of the people." - Sarah Kline, CEO United Global Mental Health
"As an international lived experience organisation, the Global Mental Health Peer Network is excited to join forces as a partner in the Countdown 2030 initiative, through highlighting that the time has come for mental health to be recognised as a critical element to achieving the SDGs. To track and account for where we are at and where we need to go, will remedy much of what has been neglected in mental health. For us as individuals living with mental health conditions within the Network, we see hope through the action that will be generated from the Countdown 2030 initiative." - Charlene Sunkel, Founder & CEO, Global Mental Health Peer Network
“Inclusion of mental health and wellbeing in the SDGs was a major step forward but lack of relevant and timely data on the links between mental health and other development indicators has hampered progress. Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 begins to overcome this barrier by allowing countries to see where they are on mental health within the overall development agenda and what policy actions are needed”. - Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Global Health and Population, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health
Want to learn more?
Head to our Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 page, or download the full report now.