NVTG Symposium on Global Mental Health
According to WHO’s estimates globally 1 out of every 4 people will be impacted by poor mental health or mental illness at some point in their lives. In high-income countries, 5 out of 10 people that require mental health (MH) or psychosocial support (PSS) cannot access the care they need. In low- and middle-income countries, this number rises to 9 out of 10 people. In the first 2 hours of the symposium we will discuss the state of the art in Global Mental Health, with a particular focus on psychosocial support in LMICs.
In the last hour of the symposium the Laureate of the first Sauerwein Medal will be awarded, we will launch the NVTG Knowledge Centre Global Health, and there is a session where young Global Health researchers will pitch their work.
Speakers Global Mental Health:
Paul Bekkers, Special Envoy Mental Health and Psycho Social Support at Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Joop de Jong, Em Prof of Cultural Psychiatry and Global Mental Health, Amsterdam UMC and Boston University School of Medicine.
Mark Jordans, Professor of Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health at the University of Amsterdam and Director of Research and Development at War Child Holland.
Nagendra Luitel, Head Research Transcultural Psychosocial Organization, Nepal and PhD Candidate University of Amsterdam.
Marit Sijbrandij, Associate Professor Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Research and Dissemination of Psychological Interventions.
Claudi Bockting, Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry, Amsterdam University Medical Center and Co-director Centre for Urban Mental Health.
Chair of the GMH part: Rembrant Aarts, psychiatrist at Mentrum Mental Health, MD Global Health and Tropical Medicine (AIGT).
Organized by: NVTG + NVTG Working Group Global Mental Health + Uniting Streams + TROIE