ODI Global Mental Health from a Policy Perspective: A Context Analysis Report

ODI Global Mental Health from a Policy Perspective: A Context Analysis Report

Mental health is a critically important issue in global health today and yet does not receive due policy attention. This report characterises mental health as a policy issue, and draws upon the experience of different social movements across global health to provide lessons for this field.

It presents an array of engagement strategies to specifically inform how the Mental Health Innovation Network (MHIN) can best help to improve policy influence across aspects of the global mental health community.

Related Resources

A blog giving a background and summary of a report: A content analysis of Global Mental Health from a policy perspective​

A podcast of Jessica McKenzie describing the report and her findings in Seattle earlier this year is also available in our community section: Characterising mental health and recommending engagement strategies for the Mental Health Innovation Network

Check out this storify for a recap of how the report came together and our workshop in Seattle in October​: Global mental health - where next?

Mental Health Paper


Policy and advocacy
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  • This resource is also available for download in Cross Cutting Component 1 ‘Advocate, Coordinate & Network' of International Medical Corps’ “Mental Health Integration Toolkit”. The Toolkit aims to increase the understanding of integrated mental health programs in humanitarian settings, and provides valuable guidance for better resource allocation and implementation of the steps and components of Mental Health Integration.

Policy and legislation
All mental health conditions