Cochrane Global Mental Health (CGMH) is located in the city of Verona in Italy. CGMH is affiliated with the University of Verona, and within that, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.
CGMH is a new partnership that brings together the five Cochrane Review groups that cover the area of mental health: Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group, Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group, Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group, and Cochrane Schizophrenia Group.
Why a Cochrane network on Global Mental Health?
- For 25 years, Cochrane has produced systematic reviews of primary research in human health care and health policy, and these are internationally recognized as the highest standard in evidence-based health care resources.
- Goal 2 of Cochrane Strategy 2020 is to increase access and use of Cochrane evidence by everybody, everywhere in the world.
- At a global level there are striking disparities in the provision of mental health care between rich and poor countries. In low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) more than 75% of people with serious mental health conditions receive inadequate care, despite substantial disability and functional impairment.
- In order to contribute to fill this gap, CGMH was established in 2017.