News and events from the global mental health community

Thank You for Your Support! Celebrating All Our Partners

Rachel Martin, Born This Way Foundation, and Elisha London, CEO of United for Global Mental Health, sitting together on a Friendship Bench at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London, 9-10 October 2018. United for Global Mental Health only exists because...

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Global Mental Health Experts Meet in Geneva

United for Global Mental Health was at the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Forum meeting this week in Geneva, taking place from the 11th to the 12th of October. The theme of this year’s meeting is Accelerating Country Action on Mental Health which is a...

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Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health launches

Commissioners in London gather for a group photo at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in London. This World Mental Health Day, the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development launched at the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit...

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Aardman animation shines light on mental health worldwide

The Academy Award®-winning studio that made Shaun the Sheep and Wallace and Gromit has created a film to underline how mental ill health is a global issue, affecting everyone, everywhere. The thought-provoking animation by Aardman is set inside a head-shaped printer’s...

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit The Friendship Bench

Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the first Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit, and while there they sat on a recreation of the very first Friendship Bench from Zimbabwe – emphasizing how everyone everywhere should have someone to turn to. United...

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Global Friendship Bench

Mental ill health costs the world a staggering $2.5 trillion, but that figure could be cut down to a quarter of what it is today simply by making sure everyone everywhere has someone to turn to. Single dad Bernard Basapo says he’s now a changed man thanks to his chats...

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Big Week for Global Mental Health at the UN General Assembly

Last week was a big week for global mental health. It was the UN General Assembly and we co-organised a side event, "Time to Act on Global Mental Health,” with the Governments of Canada, Ecuador, the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Bahrain, the...

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