The structure of the Movement is the joint responsibility of the Secretariat, based in the University of Melbourne, and the international Advisory Group, who act in accordance with the Movement’s Charter.


A self-funded Secretariat is responsible for the Movement’s administration. The roles of the secretariat are to:

  • Support and advocate for the Movement
  • Maintain the website, appointing editors who are responsible for specific sections
  • Propose new members of the advisory group, with a focus on maintaining and increasing diversity
  • Provide, from time to time, summaries and analyses of the Movement’s activities, including plans for future actions, which will be posted on the website for members of the Movement to comment upon and use (e.g. for the advocacy campaign)
  • Plan and conduct the Global Mental Health summits

The frist Secretariat (2011-2013) was hosted by the Centre for International Mental Health, University of Melbourne, led by A/Prof Harry Minas and Dr Ritsuko (Ritz) Kakuma. 

The second Secretariat (2014-2016) is hosted by the Publc Health Foundtion of India, led by Mr Jagannath Lamichanne.

Fourth Global Mental Health Summit

Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South

28th-29th November 2015

Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda. 

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