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The Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) aims to address inequities by closing the care gap, and to reduce human rights abuses experienced by people living with mental, neurological and substance use conditions, particularly in low resource settings with a view to contributing to a world where all people living with mental, neurological and substance use disorders can live a life of meaning and dignity.

CGMH is a joint Centre between King’s College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Professor Ricardo Araya, Professor of Global Mental Health, is joint Director of the Centre for King’s.  

CGMH’s approach is holistic and reflective, looking at fostering:

1) world-leading interdisciplinary research spanning from clinical, epidemiological, ethnographic to health services, policy and implementation science research, to better understand the burden and develop, evaluate and scale-up promotion, prevention and care for mental disorders;

2) a wide range of capacity building initiatives from postgraduate degrees to multi-country capacity building programmes; and

3) engagement with communities, community leaders, policy makers and global leaders to raise awareness and advocate for greater investment, local leadership and ownership in mental health research, training, policy and practice. Central to our activities is the collaboration with and empowerment of those with lived experience of mental, neurological and substance use conditions.