USAID’s Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) held a four-part webinar series on Re-envisioning Global Mental Health. Through the RTAC project, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign developed a series of evidence briefs on key topics in global mental health topics to more broadly inform standalone and integrated programming.
Each webinar focused on a crucial area of discussion, centered on research commissioned by USAID, and speakers provided remarks and participated in a panel discussion. Speakers included mental health experts, researchers, people with lived experiences, & representatives from organizations working in global mental health.
Materials from each webinar are listed below.
Thursday, October 26 | 9-10am EST
Session 1: Transforming Enabling Environments for Improved Mental Health
- Mental Health Stigma and Discrimination Evidence Brief
- Proposed Theory of change for Global Mental Health Evidence Brief
Thursday, November 2 | 9-10am EST
Session 2: Transforming How We Work Together and Who We Work With
- Terms and Approaches to Address Mental Health
- Mental Health Treatment Approaches in the Global South
- Mental Health Research in Humanitarian and Development Settings
Thursday, November 9 | 9-10am EST
Session 3: Transforming How We Think About Mental Health
- Conceptualization of Mental Health
- Mental Health Terminology
- Contextualization of Mental Health Interventions in Global Mental Health
- Trauma-informed Approaches in Global Mental Health
Thursday, November 16 | 9-10am EST
Session 4: Human Rights, Ethics, and Do No Harm: Transforming How We Work