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Sharing knowledge between low-and high- income contexts: Capacity Building for Global Mental Health

Event Name Sharing knowledge between low-and high- income contexts: Capacity Building for Global Mental Health
Start Date 15th May 2017 1:00pm
End Date 15th May 2017 3:30pm
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Description

“Sharing knowledge between low-and high- income contexts: Capacity Building for Global Mental Health”

A global mental health seminar at the University of Edinburgh hosted by the University of Edinburgh Global Mental Health Academic Network. 

Date: Monday May 15th, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Venue: Teaching Room 13 - Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG (For directions click here)

Registration: LINK

Host: University of Edinburgh Global Mental Health Network (https://goo.gl/TKNad0), supported by Academic Networking Fund, IAD.

Contact Sumeet Jain (Sumeet.Jain@ed.ac.uk) or Selena Gleadow Ware (sgleadowware@gmail.com) for further information. 

The seminar will include presentations from a number of invited speakers and encourage discussion on the following themes: knowledge flows and counter flows between high- and low- income settings and critically consider the current models for building capacity in under-resourced settings.

Chair: Dr Selena Gleadow Ware, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist. Selena has an interest in Global Mental Health. She has been involved with the Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project (SMMHEP) since 2010, working to support the training of mental health professionals in Malawi.  She tutors in Global Mental Health for the Masters of Public Health programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Invited speakers include:

- Jay Evans from Medic Mobile (http://medicmobile.org/), a non-governmental organisation which has experience of m-health and community mental health interventions in India and Nepal.

-  Lesley Hill works with the Zambia Therapeutic Art Project, using ‘art’ as a focus of collaboration with healthcare and social workers.  Her background is Occupational Therapy and she will present on ‘Zambia Therapeutic Art’.

- Jerome Wright, University of York (https://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/our-staff/jerome-wright/#profile) will present on his work with village health workers in Malawi: "Negotiating meanings of distress in Southern Malawi"

- Professor Ian Harper, Director, Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology, University of Edinburgh  (http://www.san.ed.ac.uk/edcma) will act as a discussant.

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