About this project
As a coalition member of the Countdown Global Mental Health 2030, the GMHPN plans to bring lived experience perspectives to the Countdown through conducting engagement exercises with persons with lived experience with a mental health condition, obtaining their perspectives and real experiences against the set of indicators. The engagement exercises will be conducted with persons with lived experience through agents and partners of the GMHPN to collect qualitative data via: 1) ongoing online surveys and 2) focus groups from a range of low to high-income countries. In addition to the engagement exercise, the GMHPN will conduct video interviews with individuals with lived experience to share their recovery stories and perspectives on where they have noticed progress, where attention is required and what can be recommended to accelerate change in global mental health.
There is a growing recognition of the value and importance of lived experience involvement in the design, development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of mental health care and services, and to be at the centre of policy and action, as we transform and strengthen systems globally – it is for this very reason that it has become vital that persons with lived experience with a mental health condition become active and meaningful participants in this process, and at the forefront of action and change.
In 2018, the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development outlined a set of indicators to monitor mental health progress within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Indicator domains included mental health systems, services, and health outcomes; economic, social, and environmental determinants; risk protection; and non-health outcomes (social and economic). The Commission further recommended the use of these indicators to establish a comprehensive monitoring and accountability mechanism for mental health. Countdown Global Mental Health 2030 is a response to this call for action.
The Global Mental Health Countdown 2030 initiative will develop and implement an ambitious global monitoring and accountability framework for mental health – in keeping with the political commitments made within the SDGs and the WHO Mental Health Action Plan. The GMHPN has been given the opportunity to join this coalition and tasked to be instrumental in ensuring that lived experience perspectives, real experiences and recommendations are provided in order to contribute to the measuring of progress of these indicators.
Use of Proceeds
Human resources, internet data and telephone costs, online platforms fees for data collection, video editing of video interviews - all related to the project activities:
1) ongoing online surveys;
2) focus groups from a range of low to high-income countries; and
3) video interviews with individuals with lived experience to share their recovery stories and perspectives on where they have noticed progress, where attention is required and what can be recommended to accelerate change in global mental health.