The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), King’s College London became a WHOCC in 1992. The Centre is hosted within the Health Services and Population Research (HSPR) Department where researchers collaborate with governments and non-governmental organisations worldwide, to develop and implement locally appropriate policies, services and training to promote mental health, prevent illness and treat and support people with mental health problems and their families.
In addition to having previously held the position of Deputy Director of the WHOCC, Dr Tatiana Salisbury is Lecturer in the Centre for Global Mental Health at the IoPPN. Her current work incorporates human-centred design to help health and community service providers in low resource settings actively engage communities in the development of scalable and sustainable solutions to positively transform their health, wealth and relationships. She was recently awarded a prestigious £1.2 million Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship to develop innovative approaches to scalable and sustainable interventions to improve adolescent maternal mental health in Kenya and Mozambique. This is a continuation of her Catalyst project, funded through the Grand Challenges Explorations initiative.
The WHO CC at the IoPPN has a tremendous record of working with WHO to provide expertise and evidence on interventions to improve mental health of people worldwide. We look forward to working with our colleagues in London and around the world to continue this mission to enhance the impact of research and capacity-building for global mental health.– Dr Tatiana Salisbury & Dr Charlotte Hanlon, Co-Directors of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (WHOCC) at King’s College London