World Mental Health Day is held every year on 10 October. With decades of experience in the field of global mental health, CBM recognises the central role of mental health in wellbeing. And alongside partners in some of the poorest places on earth, works to promote good mental health, challenge the exclusion of people with psychosocial disabilities, and strengthen mental health systems.
The World Health Organisation estimates that around one in four people will experience a mental health issue that would benefit from treatment at some time in their life. And, more than 400 million people around the world have a mental health issue that causes a significant impact on their lives.
85% of the 400 million people live in the most disadvantaged countries in the world. Mental health is a development issue!