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 13 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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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
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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
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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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Suicide; devastating, common and preventable

In this blog for World Suicide Prevention Day on the 10th of September, 2018, Julian Eaton, MHIN Strategic Advisor writes about the burden of suicide and how it is still a taboo subject in many parts of the world. His blog explores the risk factors associated with suicide attempts and discusses options that have been implemented to prevent suicide around the world.
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MHPSS.net Webinar "MHPSS and Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action"

This webinar, organized by MHPSS.net, in partnership with the IASC MHPSS Reference Group, providing a platform to learn and share experiences with two field experts, Dr. Julian Eaton and Salam Gómez.
Contributor(s): 
Approach: 
Human rights
Disorder: 
All disorders
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The voice of affected people can contribute to priority-setting in NTD research

This blog, written by Julian Eaton and Muhammad Jidda Assakin from Nigeria, who has lived with lymphatic filariasis for over 20 years, captures Mr Jidda's messages about his journey, needs, and priorities, which made an important contribution to setting research priorities for mental health, stigma and NTDs at the 2017 Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) conference in Baltimore, US.
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Promoting mental health in the world’s poorest places – CBM UK and BasicNeeds UK to join forces!

We're thrilled to announce that CBM and BasicNeeds have joined forces to demonstrate the important role that the civil society sector can play in promoting access to good quality services, and realisation of human rights for person with psychosocial disabilities.
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