Global Mental Health Day event

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A global mental health event will bring together staff, students, alumni and external colleagues with an interest in this interdisciplinary field.

The Global Mental Health Day event will be held on Friday 7 June with the venue to be confirmed. Participants can register for the morning, afternoon or for the full day.

The day will feature:

  • A keynote talk from Dr Doerte Bemme, Kings College London: The work of culture in Global Mental Health
  • A panel discussion on culture, race and mental health
  • Lightning research talks from MSc alumni, PhD students and staff
  • A global mental health careers talk and panel.

Full programme:

Time   Event   Speaker/chair 
9.30-9.45am  Welcome  Sumeet Jain 
9.45-11am  Keynote talk: The work of culture in Global Mental Health  Dr Doerte Bemm 
11-11.30am  Tea/coffee break   
11.30-12.30pm  Panel discussion on race, culture and mental health  Chair: Dr Lotte Segal 
12.30-1.30pm  Lunch   
1.30-2.45pm  Lightning research talks from MSc Alumni, PhD students and academic staff  Chair: Anna Chiumento 
2.45-3pm  Tea/coffee break   
3-3.30pm  Careers talk  Jennifer Steven, UoE careers service 
3.30-4pm  Careers panel  Chair: Sumeet Jain 
4-4.30pm  Global Mental Health Alumni Network launch event  EdGMH Alumni Network 
4.30-4.45pm  Reflections / wrap up  Anna Chiumento and Sumeet Jain 


This event is co-sponsored by the Student Development Office, SPS; Edinburgh Global Mental Health network; Edinburgh Centre for Medical Anthropology; and the MSc Global Mental Health and Society, Social Work subject area, SPS.

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