Ms. Chantelle Booysen

Lancet Young Leader for Global Mental Health - South Africa

Chantelle is a global mental health advocate and social entrepreneur from South Africa. She is affiliated with local and international organizations, with her main focus on creating mental health support solutions for young people as well as addressing unemployment caused by mental health conditions in the workplace.

Currently she represents the Global Mental Health Peer Network as Executive Committee Member; The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health as Youth Leader; The South African Depression and Anxiety Group KZN as Project Manager and Youth Ambassador; and The Movement for Global Mental Health as an Advisory Board Member.

Chantelle is the Creator of Empathy & Hope Project, a traveling social awareness art exhibition. She also has a keen interest in Law and Policy and recently obtained an International Diploma in Mental Health, Human Rights and Law from the Indian Law Society in collaboration with the WHO; was First Author on a Policy Brief on Youth Mental Health published on MHIN and Lancet Commission on GMH; and is in process of completing her LLB Law Degree, part-time.