Collective action behind the scenes: browse citiesRISE updates from the field, media, reports, and more.


Opportunities at citiesRISE

citiesRISE is currently in the process of expanding our team as we build out our exciting and new platform. We will post new positions here as they open up.

From the Field

I-CIRCLE joins forces with citiesRISE to mobilize city action in support of young peoples’ mental health

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 […]


Celebrate the Enterprise of Youth and Renew our Commitments

October 10th, 2018 – On this World Mental Health Day, I am writing to reflect on all we have achieved together and set the stage for furthering our collaborative efforts in the coming times. Collectively we conceived citiesRISE in response to several intersecting demographic and social trends. As a culmination of our listening and learning journey across various countries […]

From the Field

Youth Symposium Chennai – Summer 2018

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!


World Economic Forum Op-Ed by citiesRISE

citiesRISE co-founders Moitreyee Sinha and Chris Underhill share learnings on the World Economic Forum’s Davos 2018 World Agenda blog series. In a rapidly changing world where there is a strong need to create a shared future in a fractured world, citiesRISE is shaping conversations at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting for strengthened commitment for […]


World Psychiatric Association’s new 2017-2020 Action Plan features citiesRISE as key partner in achieving bold mental health vision

Berlin, Germany – 12 October 2017 – The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) today inaugurated its new president, Helen Herrman, and launched its 2017-2020 Action Plan that sets a bold new agenda for how psychiatrists can elevate their role in addressing global mental health challenges through collaborative action and stronger links to communities around the world.