Centre for Global Mental Health
The Centre for Global Mental Health addresses mental health disorders in the community, patterns of help-seeking, and health system responses.
Professor Ricardo Araya, Clinical Professor in Global Mental Health, is joint Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health - a collaborative Centre between the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (KHP AHSC). KHP AHSC being a collaboration between King’s College London, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts.
The Centre fosters research and capacity building in policy, prevention, treatment and care of mental illness worldwide. It aims to close the treatment gap for people living with mental health disorders by increasing the coverage of cost-effective interventions in primary care.
Our research focuses on:
- Relative impact of mental health conditions in order to inform appropriate policy prioritisation;
- Effectiveness of health systems: coverage, access, and barriers to care;
- Aetiology focusing particularly on modifiable risk factors.