Mental health affects one in four people globally. Yet it does not receive due policy-influence. This toolkit aims to support researchers and project teams to maximise their policy-influence.
It includes four tools:
- Mapping policy-makers, influencers and other stakeholders
- Creating a policy-influence plan
- Defining your role as a 'knowledge broker'
- Identifying and accessing 'champions'
The kit draws on the ROMA Guide to Policy Influence and Engagement, which is based on over 10 years research and work by the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme. It was created in response to a report titled 'Global Mental Health from a Policy Perspective', produced by RAPID for the Mental Helath Innovation Network (MHIN).