Mental Health Policy and Services

Organised by: 
Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health

The Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health will initiate during the year 2018 the 2nd edition of the Lisbon Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services. The Program includes a series of Advanced Courses (2 or 3 days) for mental health leaders and professionals willing to develop public health skills in mental health policy and services, with a special emphasis on low and middle-income countries.

The Program is based on the experience developed in the 6 past editions of the Lisbon International Master on Mental Health Policy and Services, one of the most successful global courses in this area, attended by students from 48 countries.

The focus of these Advanced Courses will be on the following areas::

  • Understanding evidence
  • Understanding evidence in psychopharmacology
  • Optimal mix of mental health services
  • Prevention in the general population and strategies in primary care • e pivotal role of community mental health services
  • Programs for long-term severe mentally disabled persons
  • Deinstitutionalization: experiences and controversies
  • Rehabilitation and recovery
  • Rights of people with mental disabilities
  • Globalization, development and health diplomacy
  • Mental health in complex emergencies

Enrollment deadline: 15 July 2018

Contact name: 
Ana Meireles
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