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10 October 2021

IoPPN staff share their thoughts on inequality on World Mental Health Day 2021

Staff and students share their thoughts on how to tackle inequality within the mental health sector.


In recognition of World Mental Health Day 2021, we asked staff and students from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) two questions:

1. What is the single biggest obstacle to equality in mental health right now?

2. How do we help to fix it?

We received the following responses.

Professor Dame Til Wykes - Vice Dean for Mental Health and Psychological Sciences

Professor Melanie Amna Abas - Professor of Global Mental Health

Zoe Kennedy - Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Lead 

Professor Allan Young - Vice Dean for Academic Psychiatry

Nkasi Stoll - PhD Student from the Department of Psychological Medicine 

Emilie Wildman - a PhD Student of Psychology

Professor Rob Stewart - Academic Lead for Clinical Informatics 

Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft - Professor of Community Psychiatry

Professor Andrea Danese - Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

In this story

Professor Dame Til Wykes

Head of School for Mental Health & Psychological Sciences

Professor Allan Young is the Head of School of Academic Psychiatry at the IoPPN

Head of School, Academic Psychiatry

R Stewart (colour)

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Clinical Informatics

Sir Graham

Professor of Community Psychiatry

Andrea Danese

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


Professor of Global Mental Health