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Local

COVID-19 Peer Support Network

The CAN MH Lanka Support Network is a 100% volunteer support network that connects Sri Lankans experiencing psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 epidemic. This support network program is designed to assist you in experiencing any mental health or psychosocial needs in the face of COVID-19.

Mental Health Action Day 2021 Sri Lanka Campaign

There is a considerable need for accessible, low-cost and quality mental health service options, including psychotherapy, rehabilitation and counselling services. Especially adolescents and young adults need proper guidance and support as they have a greater risk for experiencing adverse mental health or substance abuse consequences.

World Mental Health Day 2020

Mental health is one of the most neglected areas of public health.
That is why, for the World Mental Health Day 2020, CAN MH Lanka, together with the 'Speak Your Mind' campaign supported by the local and international partner organizations, commemorated the World Mental Health Day in the theme of 'Intersectoral Collaboration for Investment in Mental health'.

Our Vote Matters Campaign 2020

CAN MH Lanka, with the support of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka and in collaboration with the Technical Working Group for Disability Inclusive Elections (DIESL-TWG) and the Civic and Voter Education Working Group (CVEWG) facilitated by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Sri Lanka, working towards the inclusion of persons with psycho-social disabilities to the democratic process.
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Global

Seventy-fourth World Health Assembly
#WHA74

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board.
The Health Assembly is held annually in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHA74 will take place virtually from 24 May to 1 June 2021, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Mental Health Action Day 2021

In partnership with over 800 brands, nonprofits, cultural leaders, and government agencies CAN MH Lanka is proud to be a partner in the first-ever Mental Health Action Day on Thursday, May 20th, when we encourage and empower people to take the next step for #MentalHealthAction.

High Level Meeting on HIV

The relationship between mental health and HIV is bi-directional. Without addressing mental health, there will be no end to the HIV and TB epidemics.

“Our network is our net worth.” - #SYMGAP21

The inspiring, collaborative and supportive atmosphere is always a highlight of the Speak Your Mind Global Annual Planning meeting. This year was no exception, as campaigners from around the world reunited for three days of cross-country action and strategizing on mental health.