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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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Education, News

No excuses left to fight depression

Almost four years ago, in 2018, a group of researchers — including experts from disciplines such as economics, epidemiology, neuroscience, primary care, psychiatry, psychology, and public health from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Italy, Japan, India, US, UK, the Netherlands, and Zimbabwe — were prompted by the scientific journal The Lancet in partnership with the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) to think about why depression remains a neglected global health crisis, despite abundant evidence that much can be done to prevent and aid recovery of people suffering from it even in resource-limited settings and to propose avenues for action.

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News, Rights, UHC

Member states demand greater advocacy and priority for mental health

Mental health was one of, if not the most, talked about health topic during Agenda Item 7 of the WHO Executive Board meeting.

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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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Countdown Global Mental Health 2030

Countdown 2030

Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 is the first independent monitoring platform that draws upon a range of factors and indicators to measure the current state of global mental health.

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An opportunity this World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day falls at the end of the most extraordinary year. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented difficulties for all of us, not least the wave of mental health challenges, which are now putting pressure on already overburdened mental health services.

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Countdown Global Mental Health 2030, News


Even before 2020 the mental health of young people was a huge concern. Deaths by suicide are often highest among young people - according to UNICEF, 1 young person aged 10-19 dies by suicide every 11 minutes.

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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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An announcement from our board of trustees

Meet our two new board members

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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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