The Movement’s aim is to implement the Call for Action published in the 2007 Lancet series on global mental health. In so doing, the Movement aims to improve the availability, accessibility and quality of services for people with mental disorders worldwide – especially in low- and middle-income countries – by scaling up services based in scientific evidence and human rights.

To achieve this aim, the Movement is building a coalition whose diverse members share a common goal. Members can simultaneously support their own activities and strengthen the Movement.