31 October 2018

MHE Response to the Lancet Commission Report on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

On World Mental Health Day, the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development launched a report  reassessing the global mental health agenda in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs consist of 17 universal goals to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, among which are poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace, justice, and mental health. References to mental health are included within SDG Goal number 3 seeking to ensure ‘healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’.


MHE publishes today our response to this Lancet report, where we welcome its four foundational pillars and formulate recommendations on how to better recognise the psychosocial model of mental health and community services in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).


If you are interested, you can also read the position on global mental health of TCI Asia Pacific, an Alliance of persons with psychosocial disabilities from the Asia and Pacific regions, HERE.

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