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About the Campaign
#FundaMentalSDG is a global initiative aiming to include a specific mental health target in the post-2015 agenda, committed to the belief that there can be no health without mental health, and that there can be no substantial development without including mental health into the post-2015 agenda.

The campaign is calling upon the United Nations to include the following target within the Post-2015 Health Goal:

‘The provision of mental and physical health and social care services for people with mental disorders, in parity with resources for services addressing physical health.’

We further suggest the inclusion of the following 2 indicators:

1. 'To ensure that service coverage for people with severe mental disorders in each country will have increased to at least 20% by 2020 (including a community orientated package of interventions for people with psychosis; bipolar affective disorder; or moderate-severe depression).'

2. ‘To increase the amount invested in mental health to at least 5% of the total health budget by 2020, and to at least 10% by 2030 in each low and middle income country.’
To support the campaign

Below are 5 action steps that you can take: 

1. Send a letter, on your organization’s letterhead if possible, to your government in support of this initiative (template attached) or download at www.fundamentalsdg.org/act-now

2. Visit the UN MyWorld2015.org website and add Mental Health to the priority list
3. Tweet: We must include mental health in the @UN #post2015 #SDGs. There is no #health without #mentalhealth #FundaMentalSDG 
​4. Show your support on our website and send an e-mail to fundamentalsdg@gmail.com letting us know your organization is on board.

5. Let others know about the campaign by sharing the press release, policy brief and other resources attached
You can find more information on www.fundamentalsdg.org, www.facebook.com/FundaMentalSDG and twitter.com/FundaMentalSDG, or follow #FundaMentalSDG on twitter.
Campaign resources available to download
  1. A template letter to governments advocate for #FundaMentalSDG
  2. The campaigns latest press release
  3. A Policy briefing paper for governments
  4. A recent BMJ editorial by Prof. Graham Thornicroft and Prof. Vikram Patel 
  5. The reply of BMJ editor's choice
  6. An article from the Guardian on mental health and the SDGs 
  7. An article from the Independent 
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