MENTAL HEALTH FOR ALL WEBINAR SERIES
In April 2020, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, MHPSS.net and United for Global Mental Health launched a webinar series designed to provide policy makers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how to address it.
Since then, we have seen increased interest in global mental health more generally and so have expanded the topics covered by the webinars beyond just COVID-19.
SEPTEMBER 29 2020 - World Mental Health Day: Activities and Campaigns
- Ingrid Daniels, World Federation for Mental Health
- Alison Brunier, World Health Organization
- Erica Esposito, Speak Your Mind Campaign
- Eleni Misganaw, Mental Health Service Users Association
OCTOBER 13 2020 - Mental Health and Education
OCTOBER 24 2020 - Mental Health in the Media
“An excellent initiative at this time of great need for focusing on mental health.” - Dr Shekhar Saxena
“These webinars with global perspectives sharing innovative practice and data come highly recommended.” - Sue Baker OBE
“Thanks so much for bringing us together to discuss issues relating to mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.” - Alison Brunier
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Speakers included Dévora Kestel, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at WHO, and researchers already reporting on the impact of social isolation; the impact of COVID-19 on serious mental health conditions; and the challenges of dramatic societal change and what to do next.
Speakers included Aiysha Malik of WHO, Beatriz Rodriguez Vega: University Hospital of La Paz, Madrid, Spain, Mohammad Elshazly: UNHCR Egypt, Cox’s Bazaar (Bangladesh), Eliza Cheung: Hong Kong Red Cross, China. Co-organised by Ananda Gallappatti, MHPSS.net, Sri Lanka and chaired by Shekhar Saxena, Harvard.
APRIL 21 - Mental Health & COVID-19 Research
Speakers included Mark van Ommeran. WHO, Switzerland; Dr. Lola Kola, WHO Collaborating Center, Ibadan, Nigeria; Edward Bullmore, Cambridge University, UK; Emily Holmes, Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden; Charlene Sunkel, Global Mental Health Peer Network, South Africa.
APRIL 28 - Mental Health & COVID-19 Funding
Speakers included Sarah Kline, United for Global Mental Health; Danielle Kramer, IAMHF; Rajvi Mariwala, Mariwala Health Initiative; Nasri Omar, Focal Point Mental Health System and Services, Mental Health Division, Ministry of Health, Government of Kenya.
Speakers included Alison Brunier, WHO; Pattie Gonsalves, Sangath, India; Taha Sabri Taskeen, Pakistan.
Speakers included Ken Carswell, WHO; Ifedayo Ward, Mentally Aware Nigeria; Piers Gooding, University of Melbourne. Chaired by Shekhar Saxena, Harvard.
Speakers included Katrin Seeher, WHO; Sudipto Chatterjee, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore and Parivartan Trust, India; Martin Prince, King’s College London; Víctor Lizama, Coordinator of the Team of Justice Facilitators of the Disability and Justice Program of the Mexican NGO Documenta.
Speakers included Fahmy Hanna, WHO; Ken Miller, War Child Holland; Deborah Magdenlena, IOM; Phiona Koyiet, World Vision; Peter Ventevogel, UNHCR.
Speakers included Chiara Servilli, WHO, Zeinab Hijazi, UNICEF, Matias Irarrazabal, Chilean Ministry of Health and youth mental health campaigners Aimee Wade from Belize and Josiah Tualamali'i from New Zealand.
Speakers included Dainius Puras, Special Rapporteur on Right to Health, Akiko Hart, NSUN, Shantha Rau Barriga, Human Rights Watch and Innocentia Mgijima, University of Pretoria.
Speakers included Alal Single Dora, Country Director of Thrive Gulu, Francisco J. Muñoz Martinez, Chile Family Therapy, Paul Fearon, St. Patricks Mental Health Service, Dr Wisam Aldhannoon Psychiatrist, IMC - Iraq and Peter Ventevogel, UNHCR.
Speakers included Peter Ventevogel (UNHCR), Theresa Ombalo (WHO), Lynne Jones, OBE (Independent MH Expert & Activist), Rama Shyam (SNEHA), Guglielmo Schinina (IOM).
JUNE 30 - Workplace Mental Health
Speakers included Professor Sir Graham Thornicroft (Kings College London), Enoch Li (Bearapy), Emma Codd (Deloitte) Sapna Mahajan (Centre of Expertise on Workplace Mental Health).
Speakers included Dr Daniel Vigo, University of British Columbia, and Harvard Medical School, Adv. Liron David, Enosh, The Israeli Mental Health Association, Pooja Pillai, Project Burans, India, Cathy Conteh, Partners in Health, Sierra Leone and Dr Fizza Yasmeen, BasicNeeds Pakistan.
JULY 14 - How to support Patients and Caregivers
Speakers included Jasmine Kalha, Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, India, Aakanksha Kapoor, Minds At Play, Neevam Foundation, India, Santie Terreblanche, Deputy Executive Officer, Cape Mental Health, Andrea Alvarado, Clinical Psychologist, Ecuador and Spain.
Speakers included Shekhar Saxena, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Githinji Gitahi, AMREF Health Africa, Devora Kestel, WHO, Akwasi Osei, Mental Health Authority of Ghana and Peter Yaro, BasicNeeds Ghana.
Speakers included Raj Mariwala, Mariwala Health Initiative, Bonnie Sepora, Open Hands Botswana, Michael King, Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, UCL and Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion.
Speakers included Murad Khan, International Association for Suicide Prevention, Chris Caulkins, Minesota Center of Suicidology, Michael Eddlestone, University of Edinburgh, Cassey Chambers, South African Depression and Anxiety Group
AUGUST 25 - The return to work and new ways of working
Speakers included Manal Azzi, International Labour Organisation, Aiysha Malik, World Health Organisation, Emma Jacobs, Financial Times, Poppy Jaman, City Mental Health Alliance, Charlotte Kirby, Salesforce
SEPTEMBER 1 - Substance Use
Speakers included Professor Alexander Baldacchino, St Andrews University Medical School and International Society of Addiction Medicine, Vladimir Poznyak, World Health Organisation, Olga Belyaeva, Eurasian Network of People who Use Drugs, Nirvana Morgan, Network of Early Career Professionals working in the area of Addiction Medicine
SEPTEMBER 15 - Stigma and discrimination
Speakers included Sue Baker and Louise Brookes, Time to Change, Esenam Drah, Mental Health Society of Ghana, Charlene Sunkel, Global Mental Health Peer Network, Petra Gronholm, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London