Who is the Global Mental Health Peer Network?
“Strengthening the voice of mental health care users globally through empowerment and inspiring respect and acknowledgement of their experiences, views and opinions as valued and equal citizens of the world”
Two principles are fundamental to the GMHPN:
The GMHPN is a global mental health care user organization that functions as an entity of its own that strives to ensure that the voice of mental health care users, wherever in the world, have the platform to share their experiences, views and opinions in a well-established and sustainable structure.
LAUNCH OF THE GMHPN
The GMHPN was founded by Ms Charlene Sunkel, the Principal Coordinator of the Movement for Global Mental Health, and a person with lived experience, who are passionate about global mental health.
The GMHPN was officially launched at the 5th Global Mental Health Summit held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 9 February 2018.
The establishment of the GMHPN was kindly funded by Comic Relief.
Establishment of the GMHPN:
- GMHPN was founded in 2017 by Ms Charlene Sunkel, Principal Coordinator of the Movement for Global Mental Health | Expert by Experience;
- Originated from the MGMH Principal Coordinator’s (Ms Sunkel’s) vision for the Movement for Global Mental Health (2017-2019);
- Officially launched 9 February 2018 at the 5th Global Mental Health Summit.