Webinar: Preventing and treating depression in women and girls worldwide- 14.00 UK time, Tuesday 15 October 2019

3 October, 2019

Dear all,

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

All best,

Emma

Emma Feeny

Head of Global Advocacy

The George Institute for Global Health

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