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Formal Seminar: By Professor Crick Lund

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London School of Economics and Political Science

2 Clement's Inn

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Mental Health, Poverty and the Sustainable Development Goals: Towards a Research and Policy Agenda

Mental health is included in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly in the health goal (SDG3). But little is known about the extent to which the other SDGs may address many of the upstream social determinants of mental health. In this seminar Professor Lund will present some of his recent work on developing a conceptual framework for the social determinants of mental health that is aligned with the SDGs, and systematically reviewing the literature on these social determinants. He will use this evidence to present an initial research and policy agenda for this field.

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Professor Crick Lund is the founder and former Director of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and is also Professor of Mental Health and Development at the Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. His research focuses on interventions to improve mental health services, and the intersection between poverty and mental health in low and middle-income countries. He currently leads two large international research collaborations in Africa and south Asia including the PRogramme for Improving Mental health carE (PRIME), and the Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM). He is also a Co-Investigator on the Emerging Mental health systems in low and middle-income countries (EMERALD) collaboration.

Professor Lund trained as a clinical psychologist in Cape Town, South Africa. He subsequently developed South Africa’s post-apartheid norms for mental health services for the national Department of Health, has worked for the World Health Organisation on the development of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package, and has consulted to Lesotho, Namibia, Indonesia, South Africa and Zimbabwe on mental health policy and planning.

Lunch will be available from 13.00.

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London School of Economics and Political Science

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