Who is the Global Mental Health Peer Network?
“Strengthening the voices of persons with lived experience 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:
LAUNCH OF THE GMHPN
Founded by Charlene Sunkel, the GMHPN developed from the successful initiatives of Movement for Global Mental Health, a virtual network of individuals and organisations operating from rotating global secretariats in Australia, India, and South Africa since 2007 to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide. It is from this solid foundation that GMHPN was launched in 2018 to create a more extensive, globally diverse mental health community and cadre of leadership to enhance the value of sharing initiatives and experiences, specifically among persons with lived experience.
The establishment of the GMHPN was kindly funded by Comic Relief.