Introduction to Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development
210 - 234 Leicester Street
The Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit, Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health will deliver a three-day introductory short course on the fast-growing field of global mental health and its contribution to sustainable development.
The course will consist of lectures, case studies and group discussions to provide an overview of global trends, illustrated by case examples of initiatives to address mental health, disability and human rights, and strategies to strengthen mental health and social support systems and to contribute to sustainable development in low- and middle-income settings.
By the end of the three-day course, you will have a clearer understanding of:
- International instruments and strategies and national approaches to mental health system development, services delivery models, human resource development, intersectoral collaboration and the contribution of mental health systems to the sustainable development agenda
- Strategies and initiatives to strengthen mental health and social support systems, and human rights protections, in low- and middle-income settings
- Whether and to what extent you may wish to be involved in global mental health and possible avenues for such involvement.
The course is designed for people from a wide variety of disciplines working, or considering working, in mental health system strengthening, disability and human rights programs, research, and sustainable development
Registration deadlines and fees (GST inclusive):
Early bird: Friday 16 June 2017 A$2,640 (GST inclusive)
Friday 14 Jul 2017
A$2,970 (GST inclusive) Lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea will be provided.
Dr Ritsuko Kakuma,
Associate Professor Harry Minas, Global and Cultural Men
Associate Professor Harry Minas
Global and Cultural Men
Harry Minas is the Head of the Global and Cultural Mental Health Unit at the University of Melbourne. Harry is a psychiatrist whose work is in three broad areas: mental health system development, particularly in lowresource and postconflict settings; culture and mental health, with a focus on mental health of immigrant and refugee communities and the development of services for culturally diverse societies; and the human rights of people with mental illness.