Young people set to transform global mental health: action needed for young people

Youth Leaders for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health will present key mental health recommendations for young people this week at the World Health Assembly.  The young people initiated and developed the policy brief to global policymakers. 

Chantelle Booysen

I am excited to use this platform as part of the #mymindourhumanity campaign which promotes global mental health for young people. We want to by:

  1. Elevate the voices of youth in health in particular mental health;
  2. Address a high-level plenary that includes policymakers and public officials to get a response to the policy brief;
  3. Collaborate with NCD Child and NCD Alliance so that mental health continues as an active priority.

We call on global mental health advocates to amplify young voices so that we reach the heads of state.
The policy brief is to be launched at the  NCD Child and NCD Alliance side event at the WHA72 on 23 May 2019.

If you are attending the WHA72 in Geneva and are interested in attending contact [email protected]

To get more information on the work of the young leaders click here .

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