Short courses

The Centre runs a range of short courses, including London-based summer schools, and two short courses in Goa, India. Click on the links below to find out more about these courses, and how you can apply.

Global Mental Health Summer School

Global Mental Health: Research and Action

The Global Mental Health Summer School is a four day course run by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Health Service and Population Research Department, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The course is designed to provide participants with an in depth understanding of the clinical and public health significance of mental health in a global context and the challenges involved in scaling up evidence-based interventions to close the 'treatment gap'. The course also aims to equip participants with an understanding of the application of epidemiological, health service and health system research methodologies to further the global mental health agenda using examples from recent work undertaken by members of the Centre for Global Mental Health.

Dates and details on how to apply for 2015 will be available here soon

Leadership in Mental Health

A course run by Sangath, Goa, India and the Centre for Global Mental Health.

This course has been designed to equip participants in the methods to develop and scale up interventions for people with mental disorders in communities, based on a population model (i.e. to achieve maximum coverage in an administrative unit such as a district). The course is hosted by Sangath (www.sangath.com), a community based mental health NGO in Goa, India, which has a long history of collaboration with members of the Centre.

Click on the link above for further details.

Development and Evaluation of Complex Health Care Interventions

A five day course by Sangath, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Society for Education Action and Research in Community Health (SEARCH), and the South Asia Network for Chronic Disease (SANCD).

The course has been designed to provide participants with a framework for understanding the methodology for developing and evaluating complex health care interventions. At the end of the course participants should be able to design protocols for systematically developing and evaluating complex interventions for public health problems of their interest.

The course is hosted by Sangath (www.sangath.com), a community based mental health NGO in Goa, India, which has a long history of collaboration with members of the Centre.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience Summer School

The Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience is pleased to announce the opening of its new and extended Summer School programme.  The programme offers 10 short courses, ranging from one to five days in length, and participants may elect to attend either a single course, or several courses in succession. The courses are designed to offer a cutting edge view of current issues within mental health research and policy. All of the courses are led and taught by senior members of the faculty who are nationally and internationally recognised experts in their fields. Course contributors are actively engaged in mental health research, clinical practice, policy formulation, and service development.

The programme will be of interest to clinicians and researchers from a variety of backgrounds, mental health policy makers, service users, service providers and managers, and international development workers. Classes enable participants to share experiences and ideas with colleagues from a wide variety of challenging practice settings, and provide opportunities to develop lasting collaborative relationships with people who are enthusiastic about mental health research. 

Applications are welcomed from Home, EU and International students.

Click on the link above for full details of the programme and specific courses.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Short Courses

The LSHTM offers short, post-experience specifically-designed short courses for one day to three months, and provide opportunities for intensive study of specialised topics in a broad range of health and global health fields in addition to that available through the MSc programme. The courses enable participants to refresh their skills and to keep in touch with the latest research and knowledge underlying efforts to improve public health worldwide. The School continually reviews its portfolio of these short courses to ensure that its expertise is made available to health care professionals in a timely and appropriate manner. The School also provides tailor-made short courses or other programmes for individuals and organisations.

Click on the link above for full details of the courses offered.