According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), mental health challenges are a prevalent cause of disabilities globally, accounting for approximately one-third of all disabilities worldwide.

At CBM, we acknowledge the crucial role of good mental health in promoting the well-being of individuals and their families. This is why our goal is to build an inclusive world where people living with mental illness and psychosocial disabilities can achieve their full potential. We work with individuals, communities and governments to improve the lives of people living with a disability in disadvantaged countries.

When is World Mental Health Month?
There is no official World Mental Health Month, but many countries and organisations observe the entire month of October as Mental Health Month, as World Mental Health Day is October 10th.

During Mental Health Month, organisations and mental health advocates may hold events, share information about mental health, and advocate for policy changes to improve mental health outcomes. The goal of Mental Health Month is to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage people to prioritise their mental health.

How CBM works to improve mental health for people with disabilities
One in seven of us has a disability — that is more than a billion people around the world, 80% of whom live in developing countries. CBM collaborates closely with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations to create resources for community-based programs that empower local individuals to establish their own local support groups, increase awareness, and advocate for their rights in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).


World Mental Health Month Toolkit

Download and share our toolkit to learn more about the mental health challenges faced by people with disabilities living in poverty.

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