Global Mental Health Action Network

United for Global Mental Health is the founder and the secretariat of the Global Mental Health Action Network  – the world’s leading network of global mental health advocates.

Global Mental Health Action Network annual meeting in Cape Town, South Africa on June 28, 2023. Photo by Nic Bothma

The Global Mental Health Action Network or ‘Action Network’ is dedicated to nurturing a worldwide community, passionately committed to championing mental health as a fundamental human right. Our mission is to drive policy changes that ensure accessible and effective mental health support for all. 

We collaborate across borders, cultures, and disciplines to achieve this.

The Action Network has over 4000 members from over 150 countries around the world. Membership is free, with members benefitting from a range of benefits, including the chance to:

  • Collaborate with like-minded people and organisations to champion collective advocacy for national and global issues that matter to you.
  • Showcase your work to the largest global network of mental health advocates and have the opportunity to receive feedback or find partners. 
  • Enjoy access to webinars, specialised training content, and valuable resources. 
  • Connect with the global mental health community on our exclusive ‘Circle’ platform and at our Annual Forum. 
  • Stay informed about funding, job and partnership opportunities.
  • Be the first to know about the latest mental health research, resources and tools.

Members are able to use a community space called Circle: over 1000 members are already using this platform.

Members are able to join working groups focussed on specific issues including climate change and the environment, financing for mental health, and suicide decriminalisation. These groups work together, sharing information and collaborating to achieve change.

The Action Network has an advisory group that provides the strategic direction for our network and, as a part-appointed and part-elected body, it represents the membership. Appointments and elections to the advisory board take place regularly.

To find out more about the Global Mental Health Action Network, and to become a member, visit our dedicated website.