5th Global Mental Health Summit

Leaving No One Behind - 5th Global Mental Health Summit

8-9 February 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa

*Only 300 spaces available!


Since the establishment of the MGMH, a biannual Summit had been hosted - the first in Athens in 2009, the second in Cape Town in 2011, the third in Bangkok in 2013 and the 4th in Mumbai in 2015. The 5th Summit is planned to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa in from 8-9 February 2018.


The Global Mental Health Summit is a biennial conclave of people from across the globe who are passionate about mental health, who come together to share experiences and innovations, discuss the needs and upscaling of mental health services, identify opportunities to overcome challenges that impact on the lives and human rights of persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. The ultimate aim of the Summit is to set service intervention and policy targets deriving from the agenda topics.

The focus of the 5th Global Mental Health Summit, themed “Leaving No One Behind” as per the aspiration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aligns the Summit agenda with the SDGs and emphasize that mental health forms a vital component in achieving the SDGs. The aim further is to bring to the forefront the voices of persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities and establish their role as key partners in mental health but also in achieving the goals set out in the SDGs.

The 2-day agenda of the Summit will be focusing on themes of the SDGs and what that means for global mental health and human rights going forward, and feature testimonials of persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities (perspective from lived experience), from various geographical backgrounds. Mental health care users/ persons with lived experience will have a strong representation on the agenda along with experts in the field of global mental health and human rights, leading discussions in various panels. The panel themes include: Empowering the youth to play a role in achieving the SDGs; Not forgetting the vulnerable groups; Deinstitutionalisation and community integration – a human right; Social movements giving a voice to persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities; Civil society’s role in achieving the SDGs; Getting “creative and innovative” to achieve recovery and mental wellbeing; Changing the culture around mental health, mental disorders and emotional wellbeing; Overcoming poverty through quality education and decent work and economic growth; Persons with lived experience – the key partners in mental health and sustainable development; and  Value of research to advance the social movement – the role of persons with lived experience in research.


Poster presentations on the various topics will present a broader sharing of information.

5th Global Mental Health Summit
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1st GMH Summit 2009 (Athens) Summary Report.pdf354.04 KB
2nd GMH Summit 2011 (Cape Town) Summary Report.pdf574.11 KB
3rd GMH Summit 2013 (Bangkok) Summary Report.pdf1.43 MB
4th GMH Summit (Mumbai) Summary Report.pdf846.22 KB
5th Global Mental Health Summit DELEGATE REGISTRATION FORM.pdf461.69 KB
5th Global Mental Health Summit RESGISTRATION EXEMPTION DISCOUNT APPLICATION FORM.pdf464.43 KB