100% Lived Experience Organisation,
Over to 140 Lived Experience Representatives,
Close to 40 Countries and
Our growth has been PHENOMINAL
The idea for establishing the GMHPN developed in 2017 when the now Founder/CEO, Charlene Sunkel took a dream and conceptualized a strategy to make that dream come true. In February of 2018, the GMHPN was officially launched and on 1 January 2019.
The growth since, has been and continue to be phenomenal!
Our lived experience representation increased by 400%; where the majority of our representatives are female and within the age group of 18-34 yrs; we cover across diverse demographics, from high to low income settings; and the larges representation is from the African continent.
Our Sub-Committees help to ensure that the voices of youth, women, LGBTQ and other marginalized communities are not distorted or left behind.
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)