The Community on Women and Non-Communicable Diseases, facilitated by The George Institute for Global Health and WHO, will be holding a webinar at 14.00 UK time on Tuesday 15 October, focusing on 'Preventing and treating depression in women and girls worldwide'.
You can register for the webinar here: http://bit.ly/addressingdepression
The webinar will take place shortly after World Mental Health Day and will:
- Examine the impact of depression on women and girls, opportunities for prevention, and the importance of treatment
- Highlight examples of how care for women and girls with depression can be effective and affordable, even in regions with few mental health professionals
- Discuss gendered approaches to screening and helping patients overcome the stigma of accessing care
- Identify the challenges of treating depression in cultural contexts where depression is not recognized as a disease, and approaches for overcoming this barrier to care.
Speakers will include: Grace Gatera, Lancet Youth Commission on Mental Health; Kari Frame, Program Director, StrongMinds (Uganda, Zambia); and Pallab Maulik, SMART Mental Health Programme (India). The moderator will be Dr Rochelle Burgess, Deputy Director, Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases, University College London.
We very much hope you can join us; please register here: http://bit.ly/addressingdepression
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HIFA Profile: Emma Feeny is Senior Advocacy Advisor at the George Institute for Global Health in the UK
Email: efeeny AT georgeinstitute.org