The World Health Organization (WHO) describes mental health as a “state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community,” (1). Optimal mental health is critical for […]
On World Mental Health Day 2022, young people from across the Caribbean have launched the new ‘Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action’ and demanding urgent action from policymakers and leaders from across the Caribbean to transform the region’s mental health systems and to protect the mental health and wellbeing of children and youth in […]
In partnership with The George Institute for Global Health, NCD Child hosted a European Regional Workshop entitled ‘Mental Health Advocacy and Action’. Events, which took place between June 21-30, 2022. The workshop objectives were to: Present a diverse range of case studies from experts who are working to reduce premature mortality from mental illnesses and […]
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NCD Child, in partnership with The George Institute for Global Health, organized a multi-day virtual workshop entitled ‘Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe’. A range of events were held virtually from June 21-29. The goals of the workshop were to: discuss a range of mental health case studies with experts, provide a networking platform for mental health advocates, unpack the stories and lived experiences of people living with NCDs […]
This report is a joint project between UNICEF and the Global Early Adolescent Study at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and was developed as a companion report to UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children 2021.
On May 11, NCD Child in partnership with UNICEF, OxFord University and ‘My Mind our Humanity’ hosted a fireside chat entitled ‘Youth in action: Addressing mental health together’. A group of young people shared what it was like to live with one or more non-communicable diseases (NCDs) during the pandemic and highlighted steps to protect […]
NCD Child Young Leader, Dina Al-Zou’bi, was a guest author on a blog entitled ‘Building Back Better for Healthy Minds’ for the Global Mental Health Action Network. The blog touches upon the effects of COVID-19 on mental health among young people and sheds light on the what young people need to build back healthy minds.
NCD Child takes action during the Global Week for Action on NCDs. Read the blog on mental health by NCD Young Leader Alex Kwok, in collaboration with NCD Child Governing Member Victoria Watson.
Young People will change Global Mental Health:*A call to prioritize global action on mental health for young people
Young people under age 25 are least likely to access mental health services due to under detection, lack of awareness and help-seeking, and insufficient priority in policy frameworks. The policy brief speaks to ways of bridging the mental health support gap, and assist young people to gain access to mental health services at policy level.