BLUE PRINT GROUP

Achieving influence.

What is the Blue Print Group?

The Blue Print Group consists of advocates, communicators, campaigners and experts of global mental health. We’re pleased to have hundreds of members from governments, international organisations, NGOs, individuals with lived experience, trusts, foundations, the private sector and academia.

The Blue Print Group consists of advocates, communicators, campaigners and experts of global mental health. We’re pleased to have hundreds of members from governments, international organisations, NGOs, individuals with lived experience, trusts, foundations,  the private sector and academia. 

The jointly agreed 2019 goals and targets aim to:

  • Increase domestic and international funding for mental health in line with the targets set out bythe Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development: up to 10% of health budgets should be spent on mental health in High Income Countries and up to 5% in Low and Middle-Income Countries.

  • Improve domestic national legislation and policies according to the most up to date guidance in line with delivery of the SDGs.

Our key moments and priorities are:

  • National health plans and budgets – create moments for government leaders to showcase their commitment and generate further action (World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, World Health Assembly, UN General Assembly (UNGA), and the International conference on mental health and psychosocial support in crisis situations); and 2019 is an historic moment to advance action in the context of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the run up to and at the UHC High-Level Meeting at UNGA.

International funding and strategies - create moments for donors to showcase their support (UNGA, International conference on mental health and psychosocial support in crisis situations); leveraging the formation of the new mental health donor group by the UK and the Dutch to drive further commitments (especially for mental health in emergency and conflict settings); and using the replenishment of the Global Fund on World Mental Health Day to encourage funding commitments that reflect the need for mental services to be integrated into disease prevention and treatment.

Advocacy Events

Monday, May 20

Mental health at the World Health Assembly

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Thursday, March 07

World Health Day: Lancet Commission in French, CBM International initiative

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Monday, January 21

World Leaders in Davos urged to agree it’s #TimeToAct on Mental Health

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Member Content

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Newsletter: August 2019

The Blueprint Group is a global joint advocacy, communications and learning coalition comprising of over 250 representatives of governments, international organisations, NGOs, academia and the private sector. The group was formed to encourage greater global collaboration on mental health advocacy, communications and learning, and to enable anyone with a professional interest in mental health and/or in health policy to have a means to link up with others who share this interest.

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Briefing: Children and Mental Health

As the world’s health ministers gather for the World Health Assembly in Geneva, United for Global Mental Health is highlighting the importance of addressing mental health in childhood and adolescence – and how the mental health of parents and carers can impact children’s mental health for life.

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Briefing: Universal Health Coverage = Mental and Physical Health

Everyone has a right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. But mental health has been left behind.

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