Sayed Aqeel Hussain

Job role: 
Consultant psychiatrist mhGAP trainer research collaborater for PRIME, international coordinator for mhGAP in Kashmir
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Policy Maker
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

I Dr Sayed Aqeel Hussain working as a Consultant Psychiatrist at Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Kashmir India am a member of the Royal college of Psychiatry London.

I returned to Kashmir three years back and am currently responsible for implementing mhGAP 

in Kashmir and across India with support from Health Department of Jammu and Kashmir

WHO Geneva, Royal College of Psychiatry London, Prime, and various voluntary organisations.

Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Workplace
School
Primary care
Specialist care
Population: 
Maternal and neonatal health
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Epilepsy/seizures
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
Dementia and other neurocognitive disorders
All disorders
Country: 
India

My contributions

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mhGAP Implementation in Kashmir

mhGAP training for health professionals including interactive sessions, role play and group discussions.
Region: 
Asia
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Stories of success at mhGAP Kashmir: What can we learn?

mhGAP Kashmir's Sayed Aqeel Hussain celebrates the recent success of an interactive exchange programme between medical students in the UK and Kashmir comparing mental health care systems in different cultures.