We have established our Experts by Experience Consultancy Services as income generation to help support the organisation's financial sustainability. What makes our services unique, is that we involve ONLY persons with lived experience, and ensure diverse perspectives within required contexts.
As an international lived experience organisation, we provide unique perspectives and solutions through our workplace mental health workshops with topics ranging from:
- World Mental Health Day - How to Create an Equal Workplace to Promote Mental Health in an Unequal World
- Impact of COVID-19 on on Employee Mental Health and Wellness
- Thriving at Work through Positive Mental Health and Wellness
- Living a Positive and Productive Life with a Mental Health Condition
Impact of COVID on Mental Health
Subsequent to the COVID-19 pandemic, research has indicated that there has been an increase in people experiencing mental health problems, which may impact on productivity and result in absenteeism of employees and students alike.
The impact of COVID-19 on mental health can range from isolation and loneliness, unemployment and loss of income, leading to increased levels of alcohol and drug use, insomnia, depression and anxiety.
Promoting mental health and wellness is now more important than ever.
We have successfully completed contract work for large international companies and organisations, coordinating and facilitating lived experience engagement sessions, conducting workshops, developing toolkits, producing video materials, etc.
"GMHPN are experts at bringing in the perspective of lived experience, and helped us to think about the impact we could have on shifting the public debate on mental health in society." ~ Unilever
"Lundbeck South Africa recently engaged Charlene Sunkel from the Global Mental Health Peer Network to share her experience of living with schizophrenia. The talk was multi-faceted with information ranging from symptoms experienced, to medication, to treatment challenges. What stood out the most was Charlene’s incredible achievements, and her passion for patient advocacy. It was a compelling and enlightening talk and went a long way in helping to destigmatize schizophrenia. Thank you Charlene for being so open and sharing your journey with us!" ~ Lundbeck South Africa
Expert By Experience Consultancy Services
CONSULTANCY: review/ drafting of policies, reasonable accommodation standards, mental health toolkits, reports and strategic documents.
ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS: Facilitate and coordinate engagement sessions with person with lived experience.
WORKSHOPS: mental health and related topics.
ESTABLISH PEER SUPPORT GROUPS: Facilitate and coordinate virtual peer support groups for employees.
MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPIONS: Train Workplace Mental Health Champions.
WORKPLACE NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Assess needs and challenges of employees in terms of mental health support requirements in the workplace through focus groups and surveys, analyse data and produce report and recommendations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN/ VIDEO MATERIALS: Graphic design/develop electronic mental health information materials, including posters, flyers and video materials.
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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)