On June 1, the International Children’s Day, the SIGHT Networks for Global Child Health and Mental Health teamed up with H.M. Queen Silvia’s Foundation to address the issue of children and youths mental health alongside about 30 stakeholders.
Given that the latest reports from UNICEF show that suicide is the second cause of death for children and youth aged 10-19 in Europe and the fourth cause of death globally for the same age group, this issue is so very important to children in Sweden and globally. Only by collaborating actively can we turn around this trend.
The purpose of the Swedish Networks for Global Health is bringing together actors from different sectors to address common areas of work. For example academia, government agencies, civil society and the private sector. All with a common interest to increase the impact of Swedish action in global health within different areas.
Read more about the SIGHT network here
Recent UNICEF reports and links:
State of the World’s Children (SOWC): On My Mind: Promoting, protecting and caring for children’s mental health.
SOWC Companion Report
On My Mind: How adolescents experience and perceive mental health around the world.
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A national report in Sweden which is a part of the Companion Report, but here as a separate report in Swedish.
Launch of SOWC and the Swedish Report, link to webinar with Swedish Stakeholders October 2021:
UNICEF Office of Innovation