The Lancet: The moral case for global mental health delivery (2)

10 January, 2020

Dear Neil and All,

Thank you for highlighting this paper which is very helpful.

As per usual the focus and issues raised can readily be mapped and deliberated upon using Hodges' model.

In a 'global' context the model highlights the pivotal situation of geo-psychiatry.

Refugees and migrants are impacted perhaps even 'more' than the poorest within a 'community' where they can (reasonably be thought of) as still in possession of 'statehood' and citizenship? Even if having little else and without 'documentation' (as might apply in the UK after several decades).

In humanitarian crises, political conflict, war and natural disasters, Persaud et al. and others draw attention to the relief operations and the emphasis (understandably) upon physical health supplies and interventions in disaster response:

I do wonder if it is worth continuing to champion Hodges' model as no one seems interested- despite the undoubted (and increasing) relevance to this very population and agenda.


Peter Jones

Community Mental Health Nurse, Greater Manchester MH NHS FT, p/t Tutor (Bolton University) & Researcher

Lancashire, UK

Blogging at "Welcome to the QUAD"

HIFA Profile: Peter Jones is a Community Mental Health Nurse with the NHS in NW England and a graduate student at Lancaster University- Technology Enhanced Education. Peter champions a conceptual framework- Hodges' model- that can be used to facilitate personal and group reflection and holistic/integrated care. A bibliography is provided at the blog 'Welcome to the QUAD'

Email: h2cmuk AT