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, Communications and Suicide Decriminalisation.
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
Our latest brief from the Secretariat of the Global Mental Health Action Network outlines the main issues likely to be discussed at UNGA and some of the key events as well as opportunities for members to get involved.
Get all the latest news, events and updates from our members in this August newsletter.
In this Member's Blog, GMHAN member Dr. Charlotte Hanlon, Kings College London, provides an overview of her work with partners in Ethiopia ahead of the Technical Consultation.
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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