The Global Mental Health Action Network is an open community of mental health professionals who share a mission to protect the right to good mental health and work together to advocate to improve political and financial support for mental health across the world. With over 1200 engaged members from over 90 countries, the membership consists of academia, governments, UN agencies, the private sector, and civil society, it is the largest global mental health network of its kind in the world.
The Network aims to accelerate political and financial support for global mental health. We organise joint events, and come together around key global moments to advocate for change.
The Network has working groups for more focused collaboration and advocacy on Youth and Child Mental Health, Mental Health Financing, Mental Health Research and Communications.
The Network amplifies the work of its members and promotes opportunities for collaboration between members. We share news on global mental health activities, events and opportunities for collaboration through our newsletter, LinkedIn group, regular calls and webinars.
Latest News and Blogs
With the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (Spring Meetings) fast approaching, the secretariat and finance working group members of the Global Mental Health Action Network have been working to ensure mental health takes a leading role on the global stage. Find out how.
In May the Global Mental Health Action Network has taken the lead on two sessions for the #MHForAll bi-weekly webinar series. This month both sessions will be chaired by Advisory Board member, Raj Mariwala, and will feature Network members. In this first session, we discussed the state of mental health financing around the world.
Looking for all the latest on the Global Mental Health Action Network? Have a read of our April Newsletter for a recap of what we've been working on.
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
To receive updates and opportunities for engagement, you can join the Network here, or become a member of the LinkedIn Group. You can also find the Network Newsletters for updates, and contact email@example.com for further information.
How is the Network run?
The Network is guided by its Terms of Reference. The strategic direction of the network is provided by the Network advisory board, a part selected and part elected board who represent the entire Network membership. United for Global Mental Health provides the secretariat for the network and assists members to coordinate, share information and collaborate with one another successfully. The secretariat runs regular surveys and opportunities for members to provide feedback.
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