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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.

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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

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Til Wykes

Til Wykes

Vice Dean (Mental Health & Psychological Sciences)

Allan Young

Allan Young

Vice Dean (Academic Psychiatry)

Robert Stewart

Robert Stewart

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology & Clinical Informatics

Graham Thornicroft

Graham Thornicroft

Professor of Community Psychiatry

Andrea Danese

Andrea Danese

Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Melanie Amna Abas

Melanie Amna Abas

Professor of Global Mental Health