Julian Eaton

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

Julian Eaton, a British psychiatrist, is Mental Health Director for CBM Global. 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 almost 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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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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Facilitating Mental Health Awareness and Community Engagement in Sierra Leone

Community Mental Health Forums to increase engagement and raise mental health awareness.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Children and adolescents
Adults
Older adults
Families and carers
Minority populations
Disability
Disorder: 
All disorders
2529 reads
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Community Mental Health Case Studies Manual

Case Studies Manual for mental health programmes created by CBM and LSHTM
Page type: 
Evaluation
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Mental Health Scale Up Nigeria (mhSUN)

Use of existing mental health centres of excellence to support decentralised (district and primary care) services
Region: 
Africa
Disorder: 
All disorders
2210 reads
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Rehabilitation Intervention for people with Schizophrenia in Ethiopia (RISE)

Community based rehabilitation (CBR), which involves working with individuals, families, and communities.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Adults
Families and carers
Disability
Disorder: 
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
2604 reads
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SUCCEED Africa: We are launching this World Human Rights Day!

This blog announces the launch of SUCCEED Africa. This programme seeks to work with people disabled by mental illness and their families to identify what their priorities are, and understand how we can find solutions to address the barriers that have held them back from participating in their local communities.
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Mental health and international development: Launch of DFID/FCDO Position Paper and voices from the field

This webinar brings together development professionals from DFID/FCDO and civil society to formally launch the DFID/FCDO Theory of Change and Position Paper on mental health and psychosocial disabilities, as well as a new K4D-DFID Topic Guide on mental health for development professionals.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Policy and legislation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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Appel à histoires (fermé) : 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 (closed): 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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