UCL Institute of Mental Health


Institute of Mental Health Launch

On 16th July 2019, Institute of Mental Health hosted a launch event to celebrate mental health research at UCL

On 16th July 2019, UCL Institute of Mental Health (IoMH) hosted our launch event to around 250 attendees. The event took place from 3pm-6pm in the Jeremy Bentham Room, UCL. The event introduced the IoMH to a wide range of stakeholders including UCL staff, UCL students and external affiliates. The event was also a celebration of mental health research taking place at UCL. The event consisted of five plenary talks from academics across UCL, a panel discussion about the challenges for the new Institute and a conversation with author Nathan Filer. The event ended with a reception, academic poster display and book signing by Nathan Filer. You can watch the talks on our Youtube Channel and read our news article


Plenary Talks Chairman: Alan Thompson

  • Ludvic Zrinzo, UCL Institute of Neurology: Neurosurgery for intractable psychiatric disorders: ethics and evidence
  • Sir Michael Marmot, UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health: Social Inequalities and Mental Health
  • Sonia Johnson, UCL Division of Psychiatry: Social Psychiatry – evidence-based policy
  • Essi Viding, UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences: Development of psychopathology - How can neurocognitive research improve our understanding of environmental risk?
  • Daisy Fancourt UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care: Social, Cultural & Community Engagement and Mental Health

Panel Discussion
Chairman: Tony David.

  • Challenges for a successful Institute of Mental Health with: Prof Peter Fonagy, Dr Lasana Harris, Prof Gill Livingstone, Sir Robin Murray

Author Conversation

  • Nathan Filer (Author of “The Shock of the Fall” & “The Heartland: Finding and Losing Schizophrenia,”) in conversation with Tony David
Thank you for organising such an enjoyable event and finishing the event with nibbles and a glass of wine in style.