On Monday, April 15, 2024, we teamed up with The Lancet PsychiatryUnited for Global Mental Health et le Global Mental Health Action Network for a dynamic webinar on mental health Implementation Research! Being’s Youth Advisor, Jihad Bnimoussa, moderated the session. We heard from esteemed speakers such as Malvikha Manoj from l'UNICEF and Professor Milton Wainberg from Columbia University as they shared their insights from The Lancet Psychiatry Commission on Implementation Research, recently published on March 26th.

Sahil Chopra, Portfolio Manager at Grands Défis Canada, also joined them to represent the Being Initiative as we shared exclusive insights into a forthcoming report on local insights and youth mental set to launch on Thursday, April 18, 2024. The report will cover our year-long landscape analysis findings and country consultations in the priority countries.

Watch the recording below!

Guest Blog for United for Global Mental Health: “Why Local Insights are Vital for Funding Youth Mental Health Innovation”

Ahead of the launch of our report on the country consultations findings, hear from Portfolio Manager Sahil Chopra as he shares his insights on the country consultations that served as the basis for our current funding call for youth mental health innovation.

In this piece, Sahil explores why local insights are essential for guiding innovative mental health solutions for young people. Drawing from his experiences and insights gained from site visits, he sheds light on the critical need for collaboration and cross-disciplinary exchange to address the complex challenges facing mental health globally.