An initiative aimed at improving access to information for anyone interested in improving mental health care in LMIC by
- Disseminating relevant information for anyone who is interested in the matter
- Searching for more cost effective alternatives in the capacity building and care and stirring up new developments like ICT4D, mhealth and elearning
- Giving a voice to organizations and persons who can contribute to a more bottom up movement
The in2mentalhealth website was launched by Roos Korste, in 2010, who is a clinical psychologist in the Netherlands and freelance mental health trainer for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders (MSF). In December 2016 Roos stopped blogging and updating the information on the website, due to time constraints.
The website contained relevant blog posts, inside stories, news updates, extensive lists of events, trainings, training manuals, funding
opportunities, mental health organizations, etc. There was also daily activities on social media.
In the six years of online activities the in2mentalhealth website counted more than 220.000 website views and 118.000 visitors. In 2015 alone more than
50.000 views from more than 160 different countries. In2mentalhealth was one of the early social media adapters in the field of Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Support.
In2mentalhealth is not funded. The costs made for the website and social media presence were below $100,- a year (for the website name and the ‘no adds’ service and sometimes an $5,- add/booster on Facebook).