July 1, 2016

New UN Resolution on Mental Health and Human Rights

Today, 1 July 2016, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution on Mental Health and Human Rights, led by Portugal and Brazil and cosponsored by […]
April 22, 2016

No backwards steps in Brazilian mental health reform!

The replacement of the Brazilian mental health national coordinator, Dr. Roberto Tykanori, by Mr. Valencius Wurch, the ex-director in the 1990’s of one of the most […]
April 19, 2016

International workshop on mental health “Promoting rights of children and adults with psychosocial disabilities”

The Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform, the Global Initiative on Psychiatry-Tbilisi, and the Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs of Georgia co-organised the international workshop […]
January 29, 2016

Final Conference of the EU Joint Action on Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Final Conference, held on the 21-22 January 2016 at the Flemish Parliament building in Brussels, included a discussion on the main results of the Joint […]
January 29, 2016

World Report 2016: ‘Politics of Fear’ Threatens Rights

In its World Report 2016, Human Rights Watch concludes that the politics of fear led governments around the globe to roll back human rights during 2015. […]
January 4, 2016

“Growing up in conflict: the impact on children’s health and psychosocial wellbeing”

The Final report on the symposium “Growing up in conflict: the impact on children’s health and psychosocial wellbeing”, hosted by UNICEF in partnership with the Government […]
December 29, 2015

mhGAP Forum 2015

On 8-9 October 2015, WHO hosted its mhGAP Forum, which is convened every year in Geneva to promote collaboration and coordinated action to address progress in […]
December 28, 2015

WB/WHO meeting: Out of the shadows – Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

In April 2016, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization will co-host a high-level meeting on global mental health, with a focus on depression […]