The world faces a growing mental health crisis. Community-based initiatives are essential to addressing it. But they don't get the support they need
Ember provides mentorship and funding to excellent mental health initiatives in low-resources settings
Our radical approach combines the very best of venture capital, business consultancy, creative learning and philanthropy to create a new way of funding mental health
Our goal is for the diverse global ecosystem of mental health care to flourish, starting from within communities
Ember is a collaboration between the SHM Foundation and the Mental Health Innovation Network.
We select innovative and effective grassroots mental health projects using in-depth interviews. We then conduct the ‘Ember Health Check’ to identify their strengths and diagnose the barriers they face to sustaining and scaling up their work.
We deliver a package of support tailored to the pioneer's needs, using collaborative tools and interdisciplinary workshop methods. This may include legal support, branding and design, strategy support, financial auditing and building capacity in communications, fundraising and impact evaluation.
We broker relationships between innovators and a range of key experts from the Ember Partners Address Book, including lawyers, financial advisors, designers, policy makers, researchers and funders.
We bring innovators together in a global community to share their unique insights so that innovations can be adapted and adopted for different contexts.