The state of the world today is a constant concern and sometimes a challenge that seems insurmountable. One person, one organization cannot do it all – but when we work together, we believe the power of unity will give us the edge and change can happen.
The World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) is deeply rooted in the mental wellbeing of our world. We have been actively working to make mental health a global priority since 1948. We were formed to advance, among all people and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, their proper treatment and care, and the promotion of mental health wellbeing. The organization’s long standing status around the world, as well as our broad and diverse membership makes collaboration among governments and non-governmental organizations possible. With a larger, broader membership base, we are able to reach more people, government agencies and organizations to help bridge the gap between mental illness and the physical, environmental and human catastrophes we continue to witness.
We need you to join our team, increase our presence around the world and strengthen our collective voice! By joining as a member, you are essentially becoming part of our global mental health movement for change. We need you, please consider joining the WFMH and help us create lasting change for mental health.
WFMH offers three categories of membership
Voting Organization Members
Voting Organization Members make up the Federation’s corporate membership. Voting Organization Member status is available to formally chartered/registered non-governmental organizations that are “national” or “international” in scope, and for whom mental health and/or mental illness is a primary focus. A requirement for Voting Membership status is the approval of the Membership Application by the WFMH Board of Directors.
Affiliate Organization Membership is for any organization with an interest in mental health education, promotion, service, advocacy or policy is eligible to apply for Affiliate Organization Membership.
Individual Membership in WFMH is open to any person who has an interest in mental health and/or mental illness, who supports the vision, mission and goals of WFMH, and who wishes to belong to a worldwide network of mental health educators, professionals, consumers/service users, family members/caregivers, and advocates.