Julian Eaton

Job role: 
Mental Health Director (CBM), Assistant Prof (LSHTM)
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Julian Eaton, a British psychiatrist, is Mental Health Director for CBM. His work involves engaging local actors to strengthen mental health systems, develop policy and legislation and guide implementation. He has published on issues relating to system strengthening, scaling up mental health services in low income countries and empowerment of service users.

He lived for 15 years in West Africa, in Nigeria and Togo, from where he worked in countries across the region. Since 2015 he has been studying for a PhD, working with MHIN, and acting as Assistant Professor, at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
Asia
Setting: 
Community
Primary care
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disability
Disorders of interest: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
All 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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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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Seminar: Rebalancing Power in Global Mental Health

This symposium marked the Centre for Global Mental Health's 10 year anniversary and explored the historical dominance in the global north of knowledge generation in global health.
Page type: 
Health promotion
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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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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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Policy Brief on Mental Health and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda

MHIN policy brief prepared for "Time to Act on Global Mental Health", an event held in New York during the 2018 United Nations General Assembly.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy
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Linking Mental Health & NCD Priorities

This resource was developed by members of the World Federation for Mental Health, Mental Health Innovation Network and NCD Alliance to support advocacy by global health advocates seeking integration of Mental Health into policy, processes and actions to prevent and control NCDs.
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
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RISE Manual for community-based rehabilitation workers

A manual for community-based rehabilitation workers, who will be working with people with schizophrenia.
Page type: 
Training
Approach: 
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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WHO toolkit for the care and support of people affected by Zika

This WHO Toolkit is for the care and support of people affected by the complications associated with Zika virus with the goal of enhancing country preparedness for Zika virus outbreaks.
Page type: 
Implementation
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Task sharing
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation

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Appel à histoires : Nous aimerions entendre vos histoires liées à la prestation de soutien en santé mentale pendant la pandémie du COVID-19

Le Mental Health Innovation Network, en collaboration avec le Département de la Santé mentale et des Toxicomanies de l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, lance un appel à soumission d’expériences globales de professionnels travaillant sans relâche pour assurer du soutien en santé mentale et en protection sociale tout en faisant face à la pandémie. Les services peuvent s’adresser aux personnes touchées par la pandémie ou aux personnes souffrant de troubles préexistants de santé mentale, ou encore à des handicapés psychosociaux.
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Convocatoria de historias: Queremos escuchar sus experiencias brindando apoyo en salud mental durante la pandemia de COVID-19

La Red de Innovación en Salud Mental (MHIN), en colaboración con el Departamento de Salud Mental y Uso de Sustancias de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, hace un llamado a la presentación de experiencias globales de proveedores de salud mental y asistencia social involucrados en el apoyo de salud mental a las personas durante el brote de COVID-19, personas afectadas por el brote, o personas con afecciones de salud mental preexistentes o discapacidades psicosociales.
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Call for stories: We want to hear your experiences with delivering mental health support during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Mental Health Innovation Network, in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Substance Use at the World Health Organization, is calling for submission of global experiences of mental health and social care providers involved in mental health support to people during the COVID-19 outbreak either people affected by the outbreak or people with pre-existing mental health conditions or psychosocial disabilities.
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Addressing Mental Health in a Pandemic and Infodemic State of the World - There is Hope.

Mental health experts share best practice and evidence around addressing and providing mental health support in response to the Pandemic and Infodemic state of the world.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Mental Health in Africa: Innovation and Investment Conference Recording

This landmark conference hosted by the Royal African Society, the Centre for Global Mental Health and the Mental Health Innovation Network (held at Wellcome Trust) highlighted current innovations in Africa and the need for real commitments on investment, awareness, policy and implementation. On 20 November, nearly 200 experts, advocates, researchers and practitioners from across Africa and the UK gathered in London to discuss how to bring these new approaches to those who need them. We are excited to be able to provide recordings of the lectures, panel speeches and innovation presentation that took place by African leaders at this event.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Mental health in Africa: The need for a new approach

Director of Royal African Society, Nick Westcott and Julian Eaton, Senior Advisor to the Mental Health Innovation Network reflect on the lessons learned from convening and holding the landmark 'Mental Health in Africa: Innovation and Investment' event on the 20th of November, 2019.
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Mental Health in Africa: Innovation and Investment

This blog was co-authored by Dr Julian Eaton (Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at LSHTM and Mental Health Director at CBM International), Dr Nicholas Westcott (Director of the Royal African Society) and Prof Stanley Okolo (Director-General of the West Africa Health Organisation) ahead of two major conferences taking place in London and Burkina Faso focusing on Mental Health in Africa. Entitled “Mental Health in Africa: Innovation and Investment”, the London conference will be hosted by the Wellcome Trust on Wednesday, 20 November.
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Global Mental Health - What's Up?

In this great overview of the recent developments and directions of the field, authors' Kelly O'Donnell, Julian Eaton and Michele Lewis O'Donnel highlight several recent markers over the past year that collectively reflected crucial movement and action for global mental health. This article is the latest in an ongoing series of articles to orient a diverse audience of interested readers in mental health, and across sectors to the field of global mental health.
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Mapping out a 'blueprint' for mental health advocacy

This blog introduces the BluePrint Group, an open membership organisation for individuals and organisations from a wide variety of backgrounds who are committed to catalysing action through consensus on policy priorities, clear communications and joint messaging for targeted events and decision-makers. The aim is to increase political and financial support for mental health at global and national level.
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Mental health, NTDs and universal health coverage: no health without mental health

Julian Eaton talks mental health, NTDs and universal health coverage.
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