I am undertaking a PhD looking at Section 136 of the UK Mental Health Act. Section 136 is a UK based directive which permits a police officer to legally remove a person from a public place, who the officer believes to be in distress, in need of immediate care and control and transfer them to a hospital place of safety. My work looks at how this provision works from the perspectives of all stakeholders involved (i.e. service user, carer, police, mental health professional and ambulance workers). Tied in with my keen interest in global mental health, I am interested in finding out how this works in low to middle income countries (i.e. Asia and Latin America of particular interest) especially from a trans cultural psychiatric perspective. It would be good to link with anyone who is involved in this type of work and/or has an active interest in this area.
Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South
28th-29th November 2015
Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda.
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