A conversation on Mental Health - Workshop
18 February 2020, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
We will explore disciplinary and operational configurations and their utility in repositioning mental health in global and local context
This event is free.
Global Governance Institute
Gordon House 10629Gordon SquareLondonWC1H 0PP
This 3-hour interactive workshop will explore existing and emerging disciplinary and operational configurations and their utility in repositioning mental health in global and local contexts. Participants representing academic, policy and practitioner communities will exchange thoughts and insights on the adjustments needed in health delivery systems to make them adequate and responsive for dealing with the increasingly important yet perennially neglected challenge of mental health.
Dr Julius Mugwagwa – UCL STEaPP and GGI Thematic Director, Global Health
Dr Pooran Desai – One Planet Living – why are current policy and practice responses failing to cope?
Ms Dorcas Gwata – Global Health Café and LSHTM – what are we missing in conversations on mental health?
About the Speakers
Pooran Desai MA (Oxon) OBE Hon FRIBA
Pooran studied at Oxford and Cambridge Universities before becoming a serial social entrepreneur, real estate developer and sustainability advisor. He is CEO of Oneplanet.com which is providing tools for cities, companies and community groups to create, share and connect plans for building a sustainable future.More about Pooran Desai MA (Oxon) OBE Hon FRIBA
Dorcas is a Global Health Specialist working with young people and families affected by gang culture in London, a project that extrapolates research lessons from low income countries to high income countries, she has worked on the Zimbabwean Friendship Bench Project and she has extensive experience working in East Africa and Asia.More about Dorcas Gwata