Under the new leadership of Gordon McInally, Rotary International (RI) has embarked on an ambitious journey to prioritize mental health as a key aspect of their mission. McInally, a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Scotland, assumed his position as President in July 2023 and has outlined a robust plan to leverage Rotary’s expansive global network to champion mental health.
A major component of McInally’s strategy is to tackle the stigma attached to mental health issues, increase awareness, and improve access to mental health services. He plans to implement this through the active involvement of Rotary’s 1.4 million members across 200 countries and regions.
Accompanying McInally in this mission are Anirudh Roy Chowdhury and T.N. Raju Subramanian from India, appointed as RI Directors for 2023-25. With a joint focus on promoting literacy, environmental sustainability, and supporting diverse health initiatives, they aim to solidify Rotary’s commitment to global well-being.
“Mental health has often been a less talked-about aspect of wellness. By emphasizing mental health, we can make a considerable difference in communities around the world. This is about nurturing humanity for a better tomorrow,” McInally shared.