Conference - International Forum on Innovation in Mental Health, The Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform

3 October 2013 - 4 October 2013
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International Forum on Innovation in Mental Health

The International Forum on Innovation in Mental Health will take place on the 3rd and 4th October, in Lisbon.

This meeting will focus on the documents produced by the Gulbenkian Platform about the links between mental disorders and non-communicable diseases, about innovations in mental health care, and about the links between social determinants and mental ill health.




During this first session, the speakers will present and discuss the technical document produced by the Gulbenkian Platform about health-system based strategies for organizing and delivering comprehensive and integrated care for mental disorders and other chronic health conditions.


The lecture Integrating mental health care in priority health programs: addressing a Grand Challenge in Global Mental health will end this first session.


The second session of the Forum will be on the publication that addresses innovative methodologies for shifting from hospital to community-based care, including operational approaches for establishing community mental health services and promoting social inclusion.


Session two will close with the lecture Beyond the Asylum - Innovations in community mental health.


The theme of the last session of the Forum is Social determinants of mental health.


During session three the document which addresses population-based strategies that can be implemented through health and non-health sectors to promote mental health and prevent mental disorders will be presented and discussed.


Sashi Sashidharan

Sir Michael Marmot

Vikram Patel

More information including the program and speakers, here.

Dowload the program here.

Please register here. Registration is free.

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