Chesmal Siriwardhana Memorial Lecture 2020

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Chesmal Siriwardhana Memorial Lecture 2020

Date: Thursday 3 December 2020
Time: 12:30 - 14:00 GMT
Admission: Free and open to all, click here to join the webinar

Since 2017, the Centre for Global Mental Health (CGMH) has hosted an annual lecture in memory of our colleague Dr Chesmal Siriwardhana, who died tragically in an accident in London. Chesmal was a talented young researcher, whose focus of work was in mental health and humanitarian settings. The lectures follow this theme each year.

Global, regional and national response to COVID-19: protecting and promoting mental health

In this annual lecture, Dr Fahmy Hanna, who is leading the World Health Organization's (WHO) mental health and psychosocial support response to the COVID-19 pandemic, will give a keynote lecture on the global response. We will then have presentations from Dr Mohammed Abdulaziz from the Africa CDC, Addis Ababa and Giselle Dass from the University of Colombo and COMGAP-S, Sri Lanka, on the response in their regions, followed by a panel discussion exploring the factors that have facilitated and hindered the promotion of mental health.

Please note that the recording link will be made available afterwards.

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