International Centre for Mental Health Social Research Seminar

We are pleased to announce details of an upcoming seminar presented by Meredith Newlin to be held on Thursday 26 September 2013, 4:00 to 5:00pm at the University of York.

Developing social interventions for people with mental health problems in Sierra Leone

ICMHSR September 2013 Seminar

Recent estimates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) report an increase in the global burden of disease attributable to mental disorders. However, about four out of five people in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) in need of mental health services do not receive them. Social interventions can help to fill the treatment gap for people experiencing mental distress in low and middle income countries. They have the potential to improve the quality of life and community engagement, as well as positively impact the social functioning of people with mental health problems.
To address this need we have conducted a feasibility study identifying needs in resource-limited mental health services in Sierra Leone. Early iterations of the adapted model alongside results from the feasibility study will be presented and discussed in this seminar.
All are welcome to attend. For further information or to express an interest in attending please contact Tracey Hawkes.
Further information about the event can also be found online at The University of York website.

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