A global platform committed to transforming the state of mental health policy and practice in cities and beyond to meet the mental health needs of populations across the world


To create a world where mental health is approached holistically to support positive outcomes in health, productivity, education, and social inclusion


By connecting leading mental health practitioners and community members to drive change through city- and community-based alliances and initiatives; adopt evidence-based strategies for tackling the most pressing problems in mental health and wellbeing; and scale up proven solutions.

GDI's Role

GDI is incubating citiesRISE, serving as the neutral broker to bring the strengths of diverse organizations towards a shared goal. Incubation includes support with program design, landscape analysis, strategy and organizational development, stakeholder engagement, communications and branding, and partnership building.

Key People

Chris UnderhillPresident, citiesRISEMoitreyee SinhaCEO, citiesRISE

Focus Area

Beyond Health