Grace Ryan

Job role: 
Research Fellow
Member type: 
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

As of October 2015, Grace is a new co-lead of the MHIN team at the Centre for Global Mental Health. Grace served as MHIN's Knowledge Synthesis Officer from 2013-2014, focused on collating key information and resources on innovations in global mental health, before transitioning to a Knowledge Uptake role, working more actively in evaluation and stakeholder engagement. She is a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, studying methods for evaluating community mental health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa. Grace was one of the first students to graduate from the Centre for Global Mental Health's new Global Mental Health MSc. Before coming to London, she worked on a health services research team in a community health program in rural Rwanda. She has also conducted ethnographic research on mental health advocacy in Ghana and formative research on the development of monitoring and evaluation tools for a community mental health program in Nigeria.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Disorders of interest: 
Epilepsy/seizures
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Dementia and other neurocognitive disorders
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

My contributions

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Theory of change for the delivery of talking therapies by lay workers to survivors of humanitarian crises in low-income and middle-income countries: protocol of a systematic review

A protocol for a systematic review reviewing the literature on lay talking therapies delivered by lay workers in low- and middle- income contexts affected by humanitarian crises.
Page type: 
Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Infographic: Monitoring and Evaluation for MHPSS in Emergencies

Displaying how to use the Field Test Version of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Reference Group's Common Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS).
Page type: 
Training
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Mental Health for Sustainable Development: A Topic Guide for Development Professionals

This topic guide is a primer for development professionals interested in learning about the basics of key issues in mental health.
Page type: 
Evaluation
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Task sharing
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Infographic: Protecting mental health and wellbeing across the SDGs

This infographic highlights actions recommended by the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development.
Page type: 
Implementation
Approach: 
Advocacy
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Infographic: Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This infographic shares three things you should know about child and adolescent mental health including what the numbers are, the life-course approach and how to break the cycle.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
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Infographic: Health Systems Strengthening for Mental Health

This infographic highlights three tools for rights-based mental health system reform.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
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Policy Brief: Mental health for global prosperity

MHIN policy brief prepared for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos 2019.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Policy Brief: Mental Health and Human Rights

MHIN policy brief prepared for Human Rights Day 2018 observed every year on the 10th of December.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
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UPSIDES - Using Peer Support In Developing Empowering Mental Health Services

To build evidence for and strengthen peer support interventions for people with severe mental illness.
Region: 
Africa
Asia
Europe
Population: 
Adults
Disorder: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Policy Brief: The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development

MHIN policy brief prepared for the launch of the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, published on World Mental Health Day 2018.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy

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HEART Talks: Mental Health Videos from Experts in the Field

This series of videos focuses on mental health and includes experts volunteering their time and expertise in exchange for the opportunity to present their ideas and share information on global mental health.
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Better mental health, and a better world

In this blog, Grace Ryan explains how the Learning Journey (led by MHIN in collaboration with K4D, for the UK Department for International Development) came about and what's coming next.
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Innovators, we want you!

Ember's call-out to grassroots innovators in global mental health.
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'Breaking Walls, Building Bridges' : Mental Health Reforms in Central and Eastern Europe

This seminar provides a much needed insight of mental health in Central and Eastern Europe, an area of the world that has largely been overlooked in global mental health.
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Disorder: 
All disorders
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#MHPSSMatters for #OurSharedFuture

Grace Ryan discusses how MHPSS.Net and MHIN are working together to promote World Refugee Day (20 June) and the United Kingdom’s Refugee Week (19-25 June), and why we think #MHPSSMatters for #OurSharedFuture.
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#YearInReview2016

Reflections on a landmark year for global mental health
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All-Party Parliamentary Group advises NGOs to make mental health a priority

Highlights of the February 2016 APPG meeting on the role of NGOs in global mental health
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#NGOs4MentalHealth: What can NGOs contribute?

MHIN's Grace Ryan introduces the #NGOs4MentalHealth series
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3 Reasons You Don't Need a Website

MHIN's Grace Ryan explains how you can build a web presence without breaking the bank.
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Dignity & Independence: Re-imagining Ugandan Mental Health Care in the Post-Colonial Era.

Seminar in celebration of World Mental Health Day and Uganda's Independence Day
Contributor(s): 
Disorder: 
All disorders