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.
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?