Seminar: mental health in primary care in rural Mexico

1 post / 0 new
Seminar: mental health in primary care in rural Mexico

Centre for Global Mental Health May Seminar: Implementation process and outcomes of a mental health programme delivered in primary care clinics in rural Mexico: a mixed-methods study

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 12:45 - 2:00pm

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Manson Lecture Hall, Ground Floor (Keppel Street)

Policies and programmes in Mexico promote the integration of mental health services into primary health care (PHC), however these services remain largely unavailable. In the state of Chiapas, a non-governmental organisation has been delivering a mental health programme at PHC clinics since 2011, in partnership with the local Ministry of Health. The aim of this study is to examine the implementation process and outcomes of this mental health programme to identify strengths and remaining challenges, and to draw lessons to support the integration of mental health services in other PHC settings.

Georgina Miguel-Esponda is a PhD Candidate in her last year at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Her research interests focus on the evaluation of both the implementation and outcomes of services for mental health in low-and-middle income settings. Georgina has worked on the evaluation of development projects in an NGO in Mexico. She has also worked as a research assistant at the Mexican Institute of Psychiatry in a project looking at the impact of the deportation of parents on the mental health of their children. Whilst studying for her PhD, Georgina has collaborated on a multi-programme evaluation project for the Mental Health Innovation Network.