Urvita Bhatia

Job role: 
Research Training Fellow
Affiliation: 
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Urvita Bhatia is a psychologist and epidemiologist. She trained in Clinical Psychology in India before going to the UK to complete a MSc in Global Mental Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is now based at the Addictions Research Group at Sangath, Goa, India where she coordinates the Grand Challenges Canada-funded project called Supporting Addiction Affected Families Effectively (SAFE). The focus of the project is to develop a psychosocial treatment for family members affected by addiction. She is a Wellcome Trust DBT India Alliance Research Training Fellow and her Fellowship project involves the preliminary evaluation of the SAFE intervention through a Pilot Randomised Controlled Trial.

Regions of interest: 
Asia
Europe
Disorders of interest: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Self-harm/suicide
Country: 
India

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Supporting Addiction Affected Families Effectively (SAFE)

Adaptation and testing of an evidence-based psychosocial intervention for family members affected by a relative's alcohol use, delivered by lay counsellors in a low resource setting.
Region: 
Asia
Population: 
Adults
Families and carers
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
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Estimating the coverage of mental health programmes

A MHIN review summary for the review entitled "Estimating the coverage of mental health programmes: a systematic review" (De Silva et al, 2014).
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
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MHIN 2014-2015: A Year in Review

The Mental Health Innovation Network turns one this month (August 2015). The team created an infographic to mark key MHIN achievements over the year.
Page type: 
Evaluation
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Acceptability and Feasibility of Task sharing

A MHIN summary for a systematic review on: 'The Acceptability and Feasibility of Task-Sharing for Mental Healthcare in Low and Middle Income Countries: A Systematic Review' (Padmanathan and De Silva, 2013).
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Task sharing
Training, education and capacity building
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[#WHD2017 Blog Series] Inspiring Innovations: SAFE

As part of our blog series in celebration of 2017 World Health Day on depression, Abhijit Nadkarni and Urvita Bhatia talk about the ideas behind their innovation: Supporting Addiction Affected Families Effectively (SAFE).
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Training Lay Health Workers: when etic meets emic

A blog by Urvita highlighting the resourcefulness of lay health workers in low resource settings and offering insights into training
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#studyGMH: student perspectives from the Centre for Global Mental Health

Current and past students from the MSc in Global Mental Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London blog about their experiences.