HSPR Summer School 2015: Global Mental Health - Research and Action


Delivered in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

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Course Dates: Monday 14th to Thursday 17th September 2015

Substantial discounts are available for this course. Please see the Costs page for details
The Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH), a collaboration between King’s Health Partners (including the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, present the Global Mental Health Summer School Course 2015.

This four day course, designed and taught by members of the CGMH, will provide participants with an in depth understanding of the issues encompassed by the new discipline of GMH including: the public health significance of mental health in a global context; the challenges involved in scaling up evidence-based interventions to close the 'treatment gap'; the application of epidemiological and health systems research methodologies in furtherance of the global mental health agenda. The course will also provide a fresh look at progress made towards achieving the aims of the global mental health agenda and present the findings of recent work undertaken by CGMH members.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Global Mental Health: A new discipline comes of age
  • Overview of current research on scaling up mental health care in resource poor settings
  • Case studies in community mental health
  • Ethics in Global Mental Health Research
  • Introduction to culture and mental health
  • Stigma and mental health
  • Technical issues in instrument adaptation, development and validation
  • Design and evaluation of complex interventions
  • Health economics in mental health
  • Research into policy
  • Implementing WHO mhGAP
  • Communicating research

The Institute of Psychiatry is one of the world’s largest postgraduate centres for research and teaching in psychiatry, psychology and allied mental health disciplines, including basic and clinical neurosciences. It is Europe’s foremost and the world’s second most cited institution for psychiatry and psychology research, with 12 of the world’s most highly cited scientists in this field.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with 4,000 students and more than 1,300 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest rated research institutions in the UK, and was recently cited as one of the world’s top universities for collaborative research.

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Four days
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Study Days
Course times
9.00am - 5.00pm
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Academic Lead
Prof Martin Prince and Prof Vikram Patel
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