Carmen Valle

Job role: 
Senior MHPSS Advisor
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

Dr Carmen Valle-Trabadelo, Senior MHPSS Advisor at the MHPSS Collaborative, is a psychologist with 15 years’ experience in mental health. Initially focused in academia and research, she worked for Universidad Autonoma in Madrid, Cardiff University in Wales, and Universidad San Pablo in Madrid, where she reached the position of Head of the Psychology Department. In 2009, she started to combine the academic work with clinical work and services management, funding her own clinic and setting up an innovative model of treatment of eating disorders. In 2011, after coordinating several collaborations between San Pablo and universities in Low and Middle-income countries, she decided to fully transition to development and humanitarian work. She worked with CBM in Sierra Leone for almost 5 years, supporting the implementation of Enabling Access to Mental Health and leading WHO’s MHPSS response during the Ebola crisis. She then transitioned to serve as Global Mental Health Advisor for CBM, providing technical support and advice in 15 countries across South East Asia and Latin America, with a strong focus on Human Rights, Systems Strengthening, and Psychological Interventions. In her current roles, she advise on Advocacy, Innovations and Research for Child and Families MHPSS, with a strong focus on displacement, migration and populations on the move.

Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Primary care
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Families and carers
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
Spain

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Facilitating MHPSS in the Ebola Virus Disease Crisis

A 3-part model strengthening governmental systems to provide decentralized MHPSS in the EVD outbreak
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Disability
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Suicide prevention matters in humanitarian contexts too

In this blog, MHPSS Collaborative Senior Advisor, Carmen Valle tells us about how the organization has aligned their campaigning efforts towards this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day
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[#WHD2017 Africa Blog Series] Inspiring African innovations: Mental Health Coalition, Sierra Leone

To celebrate World Health Day on April 7th, 2017, we've asked African mental health innovators to share with us the ideas behind their innovations as part of our blog series under the theme "Depression, Let's Talk".
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[#WHD2017 Africa Blog Series] Inspiring innovations: Facilitating MHPSS in the Ebola Crisis, Sierra Leone

To celebrate World Health Day on April 7th, 2017, we've asked African mental health innovations to share with us the ideas behind their innovations as part of our blog series under the theme "Depression, Let's Talk".