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 perfect fit for United for Global Mental Health as it looks to catalyse and support national campaigns on global health in a number of countries in 2019. And to encourage political leaders around the world to take action.

Our CEO, Elisha London, spoke on the opening panel along with representatives from the WHO, the governments of Canada and the Netherlands and Harvard University. She shared the films made by United for Global Mental Health with its partners to communicate the message that it is #TimeToAct. Elisha outlined plans for engaging the public and decision-makers across the world to drive support for action on mental health and help deliver the WHO’s Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan.

To see what has been discussed at the WHO mhGAP Forum take a look at these great tweets:

Really grateful for our collaboration with @UnitedGMH to work together in promoting evidence into action on advocacy as well as to our senior advisor @julian_eaton to be representing us at the #GlobalMHSummit and #mhGAP forum! #TimetoAct #GlobalMentalHealth #Innovation

— MH InnovationNetwork (@MHInnovation) October 11, 2018

Listening to Shekhar now #mhGAP Forum. Watch online!

— United for Global Mental Health (@UnitedGMH) October 11, 2018

The #WorldMentalHealth activities continue @WHO with the #mhGAP Forum. So exciting to learn about the emerging global campaign for #mentalhealth—change is in the air!@elisha_london @UnitedGMH @ssaxenageneva

— Pamela Collins (@PCollins_gmh) October 11, 2018

#mhGAP forum: countries giving statements. Guyana says it has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world – needs assistance. Says needs to start by addressing #mentalhealth #stigma “it is #TimetoAct Time to act on the ground.”

— United for Global Mental Health (@UnitedGMH) October 11, 2018

It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay.

DYK: Half of all #mentalhealth conditions start by 1️⃣4️⃣ years of age, but most cases are undetected and untreated.
WE ALL have a role to play in supporting adolescents 👧🏾🧒🏼👦🏿👩🏽 with their mental health #LetsTalk

— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) October 9, 2018

Very exciting news! We need to continue to integrate mental health in global agendas #TimeToAct

— United for Global Mental Health (@UnitedGMH) October 11, 2018

@UnitedGMH @elisha_london calls for #TimeToAct

— United for Global Mental Health (@UnitedGMH) October 11, 2018