FundamentalSDG Letter to government template
The attached letter is a template that can be used to advcate to your government and decision makers that mental health should be included in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. If possible. send the letter on your organization’s letterhead if possible.
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.’