100% Lived Experience Organisation,
100 Lived Experience Representatives,
38 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)