Soutien au renforcement des capacités de recherche / Formation Virtual course : Community-Based Mental Health Interventions: Critical Perspectives and Innovative Approaches


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In this course - supported by the Global Health Axis and the Global Health Research Capacity Strengthening Program (GHR-CAPS) of the Quebec Population Health Research Network - participants will identify and assess collaborative and decolonizing approaches to community-based mental health and psychosocial interventions. We will engage with organizations and individuals working on the ground to deliver mental health and psychosocial programming. Topics to be covered include: engaging community stakeholders in program implementation; co-designing interventions with community partners; unpacking issues of power, position and ethics; culturally adapting program material for community fit; utilizing training models in program delivery and scale-up; and building program sustainability. The seminars in this course will be taught by community experts, using case examples from mental health preventative and intervention programs delivered globally.

Who should register?

This course is directed to an advanced group of participants from varied backgrounds in global health, mental health, public health and social sciences. It assumes that participants have some background in public health training or mental health training (equivalent to at least one undergraduate course) and/or lived experience in working in communities to deliver mental health programming.

Course Facilitators 

Dr. Nicole D'souza, Postdoctoral Fellow, 
Institute of Community & Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital/ McGill University 

Dr. Jaswant Guzder, Professor, 
Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

With lectures from... 

Dr. Debbie-Ann Chambers, University of West Indies, Mona 

Dr. Anne-Marie Chomat, Proyecto Buena Semilla (Good Seed Project) 

Ms. Deanna Cook, Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn (Splatsin Teaching Centre) Society 

Mr. Preston Copenace, Anishinaabe Abinoojii Family Services 

Dr. Bhargavi Davar, Bapu Trust for Research on Mind & Discourse 

Ms. Felica Jones, Healthy African American Families 

Dr. Sudarshan Kottai, Independent Clinical Psychologist 

Dr. David Ndetei, Department of Psychiatry University of Nairobi, and Africa Mental Health Research and Training Foundation 

Ms. Sheila Ramaswamy, Support, Advocacy & Mental health interventions for children in Vulnerable circumstances And Distress (SAMVAD) 

Dr. Shubha Ranganathan, Indian Institute of Technology 

Dr. Shekhar Seshadri, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences 

Dr. Siham Sikander, Human Development Research Foundation 

Dr. Geoffrey Walcott, Caribbean Institute of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (CARIMENSA)