Tell us about your Global Mental Health Training Programs

A survey was conducted in 2009 to collect information about global mental health training programs. The information was then posted on the MGMH website, the Capacity Building Atlas. Many new training programs in global mental health have been established since then and we would like to update our database and share it to the MGMH community. We invite Training Program Directors or Training Program Coordinators of the training programs to complete this survey. The information will be shared on the MGMH website.

To address the increasing demand for training in public mental health, research, and knowledge translation in low- and middle-income settings, the Capacity Building Atlas for Global Mental Health was developed from responses received through a systematic search of capacity building initiatives in mental health, addictions and neurological disorders. Training programs included in this Atlas meet the following criteria:

  • Formal degree or diploma-based programs and short courses of a minimum of one week (5 days) in duration
  • The geographic focus is on low- and middle-income settings
  • The content focus must be global mental health, substance use problems, co-occurring disorders, and/or neurological disorders
  • The competency focus must be on either public health and/or research capacity
    • e.g., epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, health services and systems research, program/policy evaluation, knowledge translation/exchange, leadership, mentorship, and advocacy, program planning
  • The primary focus should not be clinical training or a general epidemiology/public health course
  • The program should be offered regularly (e.g., annually, bi-annually)


We would like to keep the Atlas as up-to-date as possible so that those interested in enrolling in capacity building programs can peruse and select the one most appropriate for them. We also hope that directors and coordinators of the training programs have an opportunity to learn from each other and share experiences to maximize their impact.

Please use the following submissions page to complete the survey.

Publication source: 
MGMH Secretariat, Melbourne Australia
Publication date: 
3 March 2013

Fourth Global Mental Health Summit

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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