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Brief: Mental health should be meaningfully integrated into UHC systems

Using new research, our latest brief highlights the need for, and the substantial mental and physical health benefits of, integrating mental health into UHC.

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Systems, UHC

Brief: Mental health should be meaningfully integrated into UHC systems

Using new research, our latest brief highlights the need for, and the substantial mental and physical health benefits of, integrating mental health into UHC.

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News, Rights, Systems

One step forward, three steps back: progress and peril for USA mental health parity

As President of Well Being Trust, Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, oversees the implementation of the foundation’s strategies and full portfolio of investments and partnerships to help Well Being Trust have a real-world impact on America’s mental health and addiction crisis.

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News, Systems

WHO Executive Board to reflect on progress on mental health

The WHO Executive Board meeting will be held on January 24 to 29, 2022. The Executive Board is the key decision making body that meets ahead of the World Health Assembly (WHA); discussions there agree the agenda and resolutions to be considered for the WHA in May each year. 

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Education, Financing, HIV & TB, News, Rights, Suicide Decriminalisation, Systems, UHC

2021: A year in review for United for Global Mental Health

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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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News, Systems

World leaders discuss mental health at the G7 Summit

A week ago, seven of the “world’s most influential and open societies and advanced economies” met at the Carbis Bay G7 Summit in the UK. Whilst mental health was not a main item on the agenda of the meeting of Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, UK, and the USA, plus the EU, it was included in talks regarding the world’s response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HIV & TB, Systems

Driving faster progress in the fight against HIV: How integrating mental health is a win-win

Over the past two years, we have been pushing for mental health to be integrated into HIV and TB programmes. We know that the relationship between the epidemics is bi-directional, and that there can be no end to HIV and TB without first addressing mental health.

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Education, Financing, News, Systems, UHC

Our statement to the 74th World Health Assembly

The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic of the past year has put mental health into sharp focus across the world. The extraordinary increase in mental health needs - with the added challenges of COVID-19 - is taking its toll on already overburdened mental health services.

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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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Education, Systems

It’s time to invest in mental health: the many links between COVID-19 and mental health

There has been growing media attention on the effects that COVID-19 and lockdowns around the world are having on people’s immediate mental health. And quite rightly so. The impact of the pandemic on mental health is complex, diverse and wide ranging, affecting all parts of societies and populations.

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