The Global Mental Health Peer Network (GMHPN) is an international organisation that builds capacity among people with lived experience of a mental health condition through empowerment, mentorship and support. The organisation has an established Experts by Experience Consultancy Services unit that is unique in that it involves ONLY persons with lived experience in the delivery of services, and ensure diverse perspectives within required contexts.
WHAT WE DO
As an international organisation for and run by persons with lived experience, we hold a wealth of expertise and power in diversity among our lived experience representatives.
We develop global lived experience leadership in mental health
We provide a sophisticated communication and engagement platform for people with lived experience from diverse backgrounds
Throughout our structures and online platforms, we provide a safe space where people with lived experience are able to express their views, opinions, perspectives and share their experiences.
6 World Regions. 140 Representatives. 1 Voice.
What are we up to ...
Thriving despite schizophrenia - in this webinar, panelists share their experiences and triumphs over a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Schizophrenia is known to be one of the most disabling of mental health conditions that impacts on various areas of a person’s life, including personal, family, social, educational, and occupational functioning. While stigma, discrimination, and human rights violations are common experiences faced by of people with schizophrenia.
Despite the sense of a “death sentence” brought upon a person with such a diagnosis, recovery and a person-centered approach to treatment and care, can provide possibilities for a person to thrive, despite their diagnosis.
The Global Mental Health Peer Network is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 212-449) under the South African Non-Profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997, and is registered as a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930065563) with the South African Revenue Services.
The Global Mental Health Peer Network is kindly supported by the Foundation to Promote Open Society (FPOS)