The Global Mental Health Action Network
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 1,000 engaged members from 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.
WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN
We convene and run working groups; we organise joint events; we come together around key global moments to advocate for change. Through our advocacy, communications, working groups and sharing learnings, we work to improve support of mental health globally.
Advocacy - the Network aims to accelerate political and financial support for global mental health through joint advocacy.
Communications - the Network aims to increase the impact of the mental health sector through joint communications and messaging.
Working Groups - 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.
Sharing Learning - the Network amplifies the work of its members and promotes opportunities for collaboration between members.
- Global Mental Health Advocacy Roadmap
- Financing Working Group: authored an op-ed on Devex and developed a briefing on mental health and the role of finance ministries
- World Mental Health Day 2020: created a communications toolkit, an events calendar and hosted an event with Devex entitled ‘Delivering Mental Health care for all: Why investment now is crucial.’
- United Nations General Assembly 2020: the Network produced a policy briefing and hosted a side event with Devex entitled ‘Achieving the SDGs: Delivering Mental Health for All’
- Produced a guide to communicating about mental health
- COVID-19 response: created a library of resources on COVID-19 and mental health and supported a weekly webinar series led by Lancet Psychiatry and United for Global Mental Health
- Davos 2020: the Network produced a communications toolkit, and policy brief.
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