Orygen Global aims to advocate for policy and investment in youth mental health globally.

We have commenced a process of both highlighting the mental health needs of young people and advocating for better investment in this extremely under-resourced area.

Our challenge is to ensure we amplify the need to invest in the mental health of young people globally; clearly articulating the link between investment in youth mental health and the social and economic will be critical.

Some key activities include:

  • developing and promoting tools and resources which support communities and young people to advocate for better investment in youth mental health in their region or country;
  • actively understanding the issues and emerging priorities for youth mental health across different countries and regions; and
  • collaborating with young people globally who have indicated their interest in being part of a global movement who seek to advocate for change and investment in programs that support young people.

Global framework for youth mental health framework Advocacy toolkit

This toolkit is designed to give you the tools you need in advocating for youth mental health. You don’t have to read the whole document, or even a whole section. You may just want a bit of information on a really specific topic, like how to run a social media campaign, and if that’s the case, you can jump straight to that section.

Download the toolkit

Also available: Introduction to youth mental health advocacy
This resource provides information for people around the world to communicate with their community leaders about improving mental health care for young people in their country.