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.
The Global Mental Health Peer Network (GMHPN) offers a 10% discount on our workplace mental health virtual workshops on bookings between 14 February 2022 and 30 April 2022.
As an international lived experience organisation, we provide unique perspectives and solutions through our mental health workshops with topics ranging from:
- Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Mental Health and Wellness
- Thriving in Working and Learning through Positive Mental Health and Wellness
- Mindfulness - Techniques to Improve Wellness
- Living a Positive and Productive Life with a Mental Health Condition
- Key Rights of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities
- Understanding the Basics of Advocacy
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
Review/ drafting of policies, reasonable accommodation standards, mental health toolkits, reports and strategic documents, to ensure all mental health related content is accurate, relevant and aligned with human rights.
Facilitate and coordinate engagement sessions with persons living with a mental health condition.
ESTABLISH PEER SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Facilitate and coordinate virtual peer support sessions for employees/ students.
MENTAL HEALTH CHAMPIONS
Train Workplace Mental Health Champions who could lead all mental health related activities.
WORKPLACE NEEDS ASSESSMENT
Assess needs and challenges of employees in terms of mental health support requirements in the workplace through focus groups and surveys, data analysis, reporting and recommendations.
GRAPHIC DESIGN/ VIDEO MATERIALS
Graphic design/develop electronic mental health information materials.
All materials developed by Experts by Experience.
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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)