In October 2018 the Lancet launched its Report of the Commission on Global Mental Health at the UK Global Ministerial Summit in London. The Summit brought together government ministers, leading academics, policy makers and people with lived experience to take action globally to improve Mental Health for All.
The Lancet Commission Report highlights the link between mental health and the sustainable development goals; and the importance of tackling these together to create lifelong health and wellbeing.
Professor Ilina Singh, NEUROSEC Principal Investigator, is a Report Commissioner and is also the Academic Lead for the Dissemination Campaign for Young People. The Young People’s Campaign advocates for the values, preferences and experiences of young people to be integrated into policy goals and actions in Global Mental Health.
BeGOOD’s Citizens:EIE project, in partnership with NCD Child, has brought together a global network of Young Leaders from 15 countries to lead and develop the Young People’s Campaign. #MyMindOurHumanity mobilises young people globally to speak openly about mental health and the improvements they want to see in local support and services. As well as the UK Summit on Global Mental Health, Young Leaders and BeGOOD team members attend various conferences worldwide to ensure that youth voices are given the platform they deserve in discussions about mental health.
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Youth leader published in journal of South African Psychiatry
Chantelle wrote an article (found on page 34 & 35) published in the journal of South African Psychiatry about the Global Mental Health Summit in London in September and her role as part of the Youth Leaders for the Lancet Commission for Global Mental Health.
Accelerating Country Action on Mental Health
In October the World Health Organisation (WHO) hosted the Mental Health Gap Action programme to focus on accelerating action on Mental Health. Tarek spent time discussing with other stakeholders progress on the WHO Mental Health Action plan 2013-2020.