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An extensive collection of resources and facts about mental health, impact investing and Masawa.

The current state of global mental health

In short, everyone.

Unfortunately not. All over the world there are treatment gaps -the difference that exists between the number of people who need care and those who actually receive care.

  • Caregivers spend an average of 32 hours per week providing unpaid care (NAMI,2016).
  • Women and men in the lowest income group are more than two times as likely to report chronic depression than those in the highest income group across the EU (OECD, 2018).

Business and investment opportunities in mental health

There is a rapidly growing number of startups active in the mental health sphere. There are more than 1000 mental health startups in the EU and US alone, most of them founded after 2015.

In 2019, € 633,08 million (£578.02) was raised by mental health startups, spread over 105 deals. Compared to 2014, global VC investment in mental health technology has increased almost five-fold to reach close to €657,16 (£600 million) (Octopus Group, 2020).



The evidence on impact investment funds clearly suggests so. 

Masawa: organizational health and diversity

We’ve known for years that corporate culture – how people work together – is a strong predictor of financial performance.

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