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
In June the Global Mental Health Action Network held their virtual Annual Meeting. Open to their membership of over 1300 individuals from over 100 countries, the meeting was held between 2nd and 3rd June. Here are 7 key take aways...
Ahead of this year’s World Health Assembly (WHA) - the decision making body of the World Health Organisation - members of the Global Mental Health Action Network lay out why mental health for all by 2030 must be a key aim of the Assembly. Representing more than 1,200 members from academia, governments, international organisations, NGOs and the private sector in over 90 countries, their message is clear - there is no health without mental health.
In our Guide for Advocates we've highlighted some of the new sections and information around the updated WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan from the 74th World Health Assembly, to help inform advocacy with key decision makers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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