Everyone, everywhere should have someone to turn to in support of their mental health.

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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Health and wellbeing is a universal human right.

We all deserve to live in a world where our mental health is
seen to be as important as our physical health.

Where good mental health is promoted.

And, where prevention, support and treatment are readily
available to all.

But this is not the world we live in.

Today, a person takes their own life every 40 seconds. One in
four of us will experience mental ill health.

It is time for a mental health revolution.

Who we are

We are a catalyst organisation that brings ambition to global advocacy, innovation to financing and voice to campaigning.

What we want

We want a world where everyone, everywhere, can turn to someone who is able to support their mental health when needed.

Did you know

25% of people globally currently experience mental health issues

Did you know

300 million people suffer from depression today

Did you know

Every 40 seconds, a person takes their own life

Did you know

1 in 4 of us will be affected by mental ill health in our lifetime

Did you know

Only 1 in 50 people in low and middle-income countries receive treatment

Did you know

Poor mental health costs $2.5 trillion a year in lost productivity and poor physical health

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Under international law, it is the human right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. 

Did you know

According to the WHO, there are effective strategies for preventing and treating mental ill health, and ways to alleviate the suffering it causes. Access to health care and social services capable of providing treatment and social support is key.

Did you know

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 15-29 year-olds. But suicide can be prevented. So far 28 countries have national strategies for suicide prevention.

What we do


Awareness is growing of the gaps in funding, policy and political support for mental health around the world, but far more needs to be done. READ MORE


Globally, 1 in 4 of us will have a mental health condition. That represents a huge cost to health care systems and the global economy. READ MORE


With our partners around the world, we are building a global mental health campaign to launch in 2019.