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Webinar Series


In April 2020, The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, 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. 

Webinars are now held monthly at 09:00 EST; 14:00 GMT; 15:00 CET; 15:00 SAST; 18:30 IST. Each session is 50 minutes. You can register for our next webinar here.

Questions can be submitted in advance by email, or live during the session. The sessions are recorded, and summary notes produced. Any questions please contact:




“An excellent initiative at this time of great need for focusing on mental health.” - Dr Shekhar Saxena, Department of Global Health and Population at Havard

“These webinars with global perspectives sharing innovative practice and data come highly recommended.” - Sue Baker OBE, Time To Change Global

“Thanks so much for bringing us together to discuss issues relating to mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.” - Alison Brunier, WHO


If you’d like to share the series with your networks you can find suggested posts and assets here.

Previous Webinars

May 17th 2022 - Mental Health in Emergencies

The webinar had the following panel of experts: Marcio Gagliato, MHPSS Specialist, Libya (chair), Fahmy Hanna, Technical Officer, WHO from the Ukraine frontline, Orest Suvalo, coordinator of community based mental health services development, Mental Health for Ukraine project, Ukraine, Karla Alvear-Veintimilla, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist, International Medical Corps, Venezuela and Ann Willhoite, MHPSS Specialist, UNICEF, South Africa).

September 1 2020 - 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.