Same rooms as for Part 1
Q&A session on the themes of the Summit
Launch of Time to Change Global film, It's time to talk (about mental health)
Moderator: Richard Horton
The WHO estimates that mental health conditions will soon account for 15% of the ‘global disease burden’. Mental health conditions are also the leading cause of lost economic output, with a projected cost to the global community of US$6 trillion by 2030. In this context, the workshop will consider global approaches to financing mental health services; empower communities, and other innovative approaches.
When discussing mental health or psycho-social disability we know that early intervention is key, we also know that experiences in childhood can have significant impact in later life. This workshop will consider childhood adversity and early intervention; it will look at how best to prevent mental health conditions in the first instance and support those with early symptoms to avoid those escalating. This workshop will also look at how much more we need to do for young people today, and ask whether technology is a source of help, or harm.
The importance of research in taking mental health care to the next level cannot be overstated. Evidence-based innovation is crucial, if we are to tackle this defining challenge of the 21st century. This workshop will look at how best to support discovery in mental health research, but also how to ensure that research maintains a link with those with experts-by-experience.
This workshop will showcase actions that have made a difference to a population’s mental health in two important and linked ways. Firstly, through creating the conditions that enable people living with, and recovering from, mental ill health to thrive. Secondly, by promoting good mental health and preventing mental ill health and suicide by taking action at a population level to address risk and protective factors and the social determinants of mental ill health.
Social stigma and discrimination persist in all countries and the impact of this can be both social and financial. This workshop will look at a broad range of new approaches to shifting cultural norms to empower those with mental health conditions or psycho-social disability and encourage healthier approaches to mental health through societal change.
This workshop will consider evidence-based treatments for serious mental health conditions, innovations in mental health treatment, and the policies that could be put in place and how best to respond to humanitarian emergencies.
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