Covid-19 has highlighted that mental health is an urgent global health challenge requiring international cooperation.
This position paper sets out a commitment by Wellcome, UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Economic Forum to embed three principles across our mental health work: lived experience, local innovation, and larger than healthcare.
Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome"Covid-19 has had a massive impact on all of our mental health. And like Covid-19, mental health is bigger than just a health issue, it’s too big for any one organisation to tackle alone. I’m delighted and proud that Wellcome has committed to these shared principles – lived experience, local innovation, larger than healthcare – in our mental health work."