CGMH Photo Contest Winners: "What does wellbeing mean to you?"

Asmae Doukani is a Research Fellow and Research Degree student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is interested in how technology can be harnessed to increase engagement and access to psychosocial interventions, in UK services and in low resource settings, globally. 


On World Health Day 2017 the Centre for Global Mental Health launched a photo contest, themed: 

                                                     “What does wellbeing mean to you?"

Our aim was to raise awareness of mental health issues and encourage discussion around wellbeing at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and beyond. Entries were received from eleven countries worldwide. To judge the photo contest we recruited the help of professional photographers, global mental health experts, including Dr Alex Cohen, Mark Fletcher, Professor Ricardo Araya and Witness Change, a visual storytelling non-profit organisation.

After a two-phase judging procedure, it is our pleasure to announce the CGMH Photo Contest 2017 winners are:

              1. Maria Calderon

Caption: “Wellbeing is to be able to have fun with your grandmother despite not having material things and living far from the city”

          2. Nicola Abraham

Caption: “Wellbeing is letting curiosity take me places”

                3. Grace Macklin

Caption: “Finding Serenity in Everyday Life, Barombi Kotto, Cameroon, 2017”

The Centre for Global Mental Health would like to thank everyone who participated in the photo contest and to congratulate Maria, Nicola and Grace on their win.

All photo entries will be exhibited at LSHTM soon. Further details will be announced on the CGMH website.

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