What we do

We focus on what will make the most difference to global mental health, and we build whatever it takes to make that happen.

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What we do

What we do

We unite: campaigners, practitioners, national organisations, businesses, people with lived experiences, funders, researchers, governments, and international bodies so that they can learn, collaborate and make greater progress together.

We incubate: Designing and setting up the initiatives that will make the most impact on global mental health and helping them to grow and ultimately flourish independently.

Over the next three years we will continue to focus our work on the areas in which we have built unique knowledge and expertise, and remain committed to our vision for a world where everyone, everywhere has someone to turn to for their mental health.

Our key areas of focus include:

Rights

We believe that strong, progressive and enacted, rights-based mental health legislation and policies are needed to ensure that all people are protected against violence, exploitation, abuse, neglect and coercion, and that all of us have a role to play in promoting the rights of everyone to good mental health.

Financing

We believe that, ultimately, only adequate, efficient and sustainable public mental health finance invested primarily at the community level will allow everyone’s mental health rights to be realised.

Systems

We advocate for strategies and interventions for treatment, prevention and promotion that are based on evidence and best practice, taking cultural considerations, health and social needs into account at all stages of life.

Education

We want to see a world where everyone, everywhere, has someone to turn to in support of their mental health. In order to achieve this the level of mental health education across the world needs to increase and stigma needs to be reduced.