Grace Ryan

Job role: 
Research Fellow
Member type: 
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

As of October 2015, Grace is a new co-lead of the MHIN team at the Centre for Global Mental Health. Grace served as MHIN's Knowledge Synthesis Officer from 2013-2014, focused on collating key information and resources on innovations in global mental health, before transitioning to a Knowledge Uptake role, working more actively in evaluation and stakeholder engagement. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying methods for evaluating community mental health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Grace was one of the first students to graduate from the Centre for Global Mental Health's new Global Mental Health MSc. Before coming to London, she worked on a health services research team in a community health program in rural Rwanda. She has also conducted ethnographic research on mental health advocacy in Ghana and formative research on the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for a community mental health program in Nigeria.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Disorders of interest: 
Epilepsy/seizures
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Dementia and other neurocognitive disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

My contributions

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Policy Brief: Mental Health and Human Rights

MHIN policy brief prepared for Human Rights Day 2018 observed every year on the 10th of December.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
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UPSIDES - Using Peer Support In Developing Empowering Mental Health Services

To build evidence for and strengthen peer support interventions for people with severe mental illness.
Region: 
Africa
Asia
Europe
Population: 
Adults
Disorder: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Policy Brief: The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

MHIN policy brief prepared for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, published on World Mental Health Day 2018.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy
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Policy Brief on Mental Health and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

MHIN policy brief prepared for "Time to Act on Global Mental Health", an event held in New York during the 2018 United Nations General Assembly.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy
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Validated Screening Tools for Common Mental Disorders in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review

A high quality systematic review of studies validating brief CMD screening tools for use in LMIC populations.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Detection and diagnosis
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4 tips to help you #studygmh on MHIN

An interactive infographic with tips for global mental health students and trainees on Mental Health Innovation Network.
Page type: 
Training
Approach: 
Training, education and capacity building
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Investigating Challenges and Drivers of Innovation

This infographic describes MHIN's ongoing research into the challenges and drivers of successful innovation in global mental health.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
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'Breaking Walls, Building Bridges' : Mental Health Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe

This seminar provides a much needed insight of mental health in Central and Eastern Europe, an area of the world that has largely been overlooked in global mental health.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#MHPSSMatters for #OurSharedFuture

Grace Ryan discusses how MHPSS.Net and MHIN are working together to promote World Refugee Day (20 June) and the United Kingdom’s Refugee Week (19-25 June), and why we think #MHPSSMatters for #OurSharedFuture.
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#YearInReview2016

Reflections on a landmark year for global mental health
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All-Party Parliamentary Group advises NGOs to make mental health a priority

Highlights of the February 2016 APPG meeting on the role of NGOs in global mental health
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#NGOs4MentalHealth: What can NGOs contribute?

MHIN's Grace Ryan introduces the #NGOs4MentalHealth series
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3 Reasons You Don't Need a Website

MHIN's Grace Ryan explains how you can build a web presence without breaking the bank.
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Dignity & Independence: Re-imagining Ugandan Mental Health Care in the Post-Colonial Era.

Seminar in celebration of World Mental Health Day and Uganda's Independence Day
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Disorder: 
All disorders
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Mental Health Information Systems: A FundaMental Challenge

Grace Ryan explains why mental health information systems matter for global advocacy.
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#studyGMH: Celebrating the next generation of global mental health innovators

Grace Ryan and Anne-Claire Stona introduce the MHIN April blog series on global mental health programmes and students' experiences
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What's all the buzz about social entrepreneurship and global mental health?

Social entrepreneurship and global mental health: "At the intersection of money and meaning."
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