A Healthier Caribbean: The Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action

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 […]

Caribbean Youth Mental Health Call to Action

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 […]

Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe – Report

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 […]

Resources on Mental Health

Reports and publications The impact of climate change on mental health and emotional wellbeing: current evidence and implications for policy and practice – Grantham Institute, Imperial College London Special Report on Mental Health – Resolve Global Health Mental Health and Climate Change: Policy Brief – World Health Organization WHO Mental Health Report: Transforming mental health […]

Young Leaders take on 75th World Health Assembly

This year, a few of our Young Leaders represented NCD Child at the Seventy-fifth World Health Assembly(WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland. The annual health assembly brought about opportunities for our Young Leaders to engage with key global health stakeholders, participate in high-level discussions and build networks with others working in the global non-communicable diseases (NCDs) space. […]

Mental Health Advocacy and Action in Europe

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 […]

Youth in action: Addressing mental health together

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 […]

Building Back Better for Healthy Minds

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.

What Works & What Doesn’t To Meaningfully Engage The Youth Living with NCD Community

For this year’s Global Week for Action on NCDs, NCD Child Young Leaders Anita Bulindi, Dr. Apoorva Gomber, Dr. Shakira Choonara, Alex Kwok and Joab Wako are speaking up to share what it means to meaningfully engage young people when it comes to tackling non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and achieving health for all. This year’s theme […]