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Financing, News, Publications, UHC

Brief: Financing mental health for all

With mental health at the forefront of the conversation in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the opportunity for once-in-a-generation change is being presented. The integration of mental health into universal health coverage (UHC) reforms during the run in to 2030 (the target year for the Sustainable Development Goals which include achieving UHC) is being promoted as a key pandemic response, recovery and preparedness element, and as we argued in our previous brief in this series, universal mental health coverage is also a fundamental right.

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Education, News, Publications

Our 2022-2023 advocacy roadmap

This Global Mental Health Advocacy Roadmap 2022-2023 sets out an ambitious but achievable pathway towards realising our vision of a world where everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to in support of their mental health and wellbeing. 

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News, Publications, UHC

Mental health: The human rights imperative in Universal Health Coverage

Universal health coverage (UHC) is a simple concept: everyone everywhere should be able to access the highest attainable standards of health without suffering financial hardship. Global leaders in a high level UN meeting in 2019 committed to achieving UHC by 2030, and stated that it was the right of every human being, without distinction, to enjoy the highest standard of mental health as a part of UHC. 

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News, Publications, Suicide Decriminalisation

It’s time to decriminalise suicide, reducing stigma and saving lives

One in every 100 deaths worldwide is the result of suicide. And some 700,000 people around the world die by suicide every year; for every one person who dies, it is estimated that 20 more have attempted to take their own lives. 

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Countdown Global Mental Health 2030, News, Publications

Launch: child and caregiver mental health – using data to make progress

Child and caregiver mental health has long been neglected. While evidence shows the importance of investing in child and caregiver mental health, policies and practice continue to lag behind and data to guide decision making remains scarce. 

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News, Publications, Suicide Decriminalisation

Decriminalising suicide: Saving lives, reducing stigma – our latest report

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day this week, we are pleased to launch our latest report - Decriminalising Suicide: Saving Lives, Reducing Stigma. Produced with the support of Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw programme and an international law firm who led and conducted the research, it is designed as a tool for campaigners and advocates seeking to decriminalise suicide around the world.

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HIV & TB, Publications, Systems

Bending the curve: the impact of integrating mental health services on HIV and TB outcomes

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight against HIV and TB. As the world gears up for a final push towards its goal of ending the pandemics by 2030, strengthening health systems and protecting the world’s most vulnerable has never been more important.

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Financing, News, Publications

Mental health is health…and we cannot afford not to fund it

Funding for global mental health remains critically short - less than 1% of development assistance for health and less than 1% of philanthropic health funding is spent on this pressing issue.

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Education, Publications, Systems, UHC

New briefing paper: COVID-19 is a pivotal moment for global mental health

Studies are showing that COVID-19 is raising levels of stress and anxiety across societies, exacerbating existing mental health symptoms and triggering a relapse. Even for those not directly impacted by COVID-19, the effects of social isolation and economic fallout are being felt widely.

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Publications, UHC

No health without mental health: Why integrating mental health into UHC matters

As we mark a year since global leaders committed to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the world is off track to meet this target.

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