Speak Your Mind
People from 19 countries around the world have come together pledging to secure meaningful and urgent action from their governments, demanding they invest in mental health.
For too long, mental health has been absent from where the conversations that shape people’s lives occur.
For too long, the reluctance to address global mental health has stopped so many people from realizing their dreams and achieving their full potential.
For too long, our governments have failed to hear the voices of people suffering needlessly because they are denied the support they need to manage their conditions - and thrive.
For too long, people with mental health conditions have been silenced.
We call upon governments and societies to discuss mental health openly and plainly, to end the discrimination and stigma surrounding it.
We pledge to give the megaphone to those with first-hand experience of mental health need, rather than speak for them.
We pledge not to be quiet until our demands echo through the corridors of power and are reflected in how people live.
Together we will fight for a world where mental health is respected as an essential component of human health.
We will fight until leaders invest, educate, and empower our societies to end the silence around mental health and invest in ensuring we all have good mental health.
This moment has been a long time in the making. Our aims and activities were collectively decided in Johannesburg, South Africa in January 2019, where inspiring lived experience advocates, NGO reps, creatives and strategic partners from 14 countries came together.
We’re a diverse group from all income levels and regions, with participating countries ranging from the tiny island nation of Tonga to countries with huge populations like India and the US as well as countries like Liberia and Sierra Leone, which have overcome both civil war and Ebola epidemics in recent decades.
We’re strengthened as a campaign by our shared appreciation that we all have more to learn and each one of us has so much to teach.
We’re privileged to have a number of partners supporting our work globally and we’re delighted to have backing from influential individuals.