Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is pleased to announce Sylvio (Syd) Gravel, co-Lead – MDSC Peer and Trauma Support Services Team, has been appointed as the Regional Executive Committee Member of the America’s Region for the Global Mental Health Peer Network (GMHPN).  In his role, he will be representing the America’s Region (Canada, USA, Central and South America).

“MDSC is extremely proud of the representation that Syd Gravel will bring to this international network. With his decades of direct experience, the region will be very well represented”, Dave Gallson, National Executive Director, MDSC

The GMHPN is a global mental health care user organization that strives to ensure that the voice of mental health care users, wherever in the world, have the platform to share their experiences, views and opinions in a well-established and sustainable structure.

The GMHPN’s projects and overall work in the field of mental health and human rights advocacy, aspires to have lived experience representation and mental health lived experience leadership from all 195 countries in the world, and becoming the first truly globally represented lived experience organization in the world, who are instrumental in driving change and transformation, in every country.

Since the GMHPN’s establishment, the focus of its work has involved the building of a sustainable structure to serve two main purposes:

  • to develop a global leadership of lived experience; and
  • to create a sophisticated communication platform where the lived experience community can share their views, opinions, perceptions and experiences.

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About Mood Disorders Society of Canada
MDSC was incorporated in 2001 and has evolved to become one of Canada’s best-connected mental health NGOs with a demonstrated track record for forging and maintaining meaningful and sustained partnerships with the public, private and non-profit sectors throughout Canada. With the overall objective of improving access to treatment, inform research, and shape program development and government policies with the goal of improving the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders. MDSC offers educational resources, workplace mental health, anti-stigma resources, the national Defeat Depression campaign, peer and trauma support programs, veterans, first responders and health care worker programs that have direct positive impact on the lives of Canadians, their families and caregivers.

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