Two leading platforms transforming mental health in cities – I-CIRCLE and citiesRISE – are creating a strategic partnership to develop a global cities alliance that will support a unified vision for the Mental Health Friendly Cities movement. Starting with local collective action in the first five citiesRISE cities of Chennai, Nairobi, Bogota, Sacramento, and Seattle, the […]
Category: From the Field
This summer, youth leaders from different organizations came together in Chennai to exchange ideas, share experiences and collectively act on mental health! They were joined by various stakeholders who listened as youth made clear what was needed for the future of their mental health, having a bit of fun in the process!
Take a look at some photos from our recent collaborative efforts around the world, including with partners from the India Law Society to scale up the Atmiyata model as part of the Accelerator work (above).
In September 2017, citiesRISE joined the International Initiative for Leadership in Mental Health (IIMLH)/I-CIRCLE convening composed of cities leaders from the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the US that gather each year to discuss mental health city leadership.
What challenges do young people face regarding mental health? What should be the key areas to address on this issue?
We believe that healthy minds unleash the hidden potential of communities – to that end, we are thrilled to unveil a new brand for our initiative (formerly called “mhNOW”) that will allow us to unleash that potential: citiesRISE.
citiesRISE organized a panel along with Johnson & Johnson and the Clinton Foundation at the 2017 Smart Cities conference held in New York City, which focused on the importance of mental health in making cities safer, healthier, and more efficient.
In September 2016, the Global Development Incubator, BasicNeeds, Johnson & Johnson, Grand Challenges Canada and 20 others committed to launch citiesRISE (formerly mhNOW), a multi-stakeholder initiative (MSI) to catalyze, connect, and support cities committed to driving change in the field of mental health.