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Global Mental Health

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In what ways does mental health effect the physical and economic health of nations?/ How can we address the tremendous inequities in access to affordable mental health in middle and low-income countries?/ What are some of the cost-saving solutions to the ‘treatment gap’?/ Why is international investment in mental health so vanishingly small?/ What are the next steps for global mental health?

Join us as our excellent line up of speakers address these vital questions and more.

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Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft - King's College London

Graham Thornicroft is Professor of Community Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London (KCL). He also works as a Consultant Psychiatrist at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, working in a community mental health early intervention team in Lambeth. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is a National Institute of Health Research Senior Investigator.

Graham took his undergraduate degree at Cambridge in Social and Political Science, studied Medicine at Guy’s Hospital, and went on to train in Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital and at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He gained an MSc in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD at the University of London.

Graham has made significant contributions to the development of mental health policy in England, including Chairing the External Reference Group for the National Service Framework for Mental Health, the national mental health plan for England for 1999-2009.

He is also active in global mental health, for example, he chaired the World Health Organisation Guideline Development Group for the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) Intervention Guide, a practical support for primary care staff to treat people with mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low and lower middle income countries.


Grace Ryan - Research Fellow in Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Grace Ryan is a global mental health researcher evaluating community-based mental health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa, with a special focus on recovery-oriented interventions for people with psychosocial disabilities. Grace is a former Deputy Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health and Platform Lead of the Mental Health Innovation Network, a collaboration between LSHTM and the World Health Organisation.

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