Challenges and priorities for global mental health research in low- and middle-income countries

09.00, Thursday 28 June 2018

This two day workshop, co-chaired by Professor Vikram Patel FMedSci and Professor Crick Lund, will facilitate discussions on improving the mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).

Building on the Academy’s report from 2008 on global mental health, this workshop will bring together experts from both the UK and LMICs to explore the existing barriers and challenges to strengthening mental health services in LMICs. On the basis of the discussed evidence, the workshop will identify actions to strengthen mental health systems in LMICs and achieve mental health targets in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Following the workshop, a meeting report will be produced and published. The report will outline the key recommendations of next steps to improve the mental health systems in LMICs.

This workshop is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund that aims to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.  Visit our GCRF webpage to read more about the fund.

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