20 November 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Improving Migrant Mental Health Access

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by King's College Think Tank Society

Join the King’s Think Tank’s Global Health Policy Centre for a panel discussion on improving mental health care access for migrants (including asylum seekers, refugees, and economic migrants).

The UNHRC estimates that there are over 20 people displaced worldwide every minute, with many still remaining in insecure areas. Many will have faced war and torture, yet most of these people will never receive the appropriate treatment to meet their mental health needs.


As part of our research, we have gathered several key individuals to discuss the policy implementations to ensure that appropriate and accessible mental healthcare can be provided to all migrants both domestically and on an international scale.

We have the pleasure of introducing the following expert panelists:

– Professor Tim Kendall: NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Mental Health. He has been Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health at the Royal College of Psychiatrists for 15 years and Visiting Professor at University College London for the last eight years.

– Professor Richard Sullivan: Professor of Cancer & Global Health at Kings College London and Co-Director of King’s Conflict & Health Research Group. The King’s Conflict & Research Group is also carrying out a Lancet Commission into Civil-Military co-operation in Global Health, in addition to a wide variety of field studies. Richard has worked extensively in many conflict regions from the Balkans through to Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and DR Congo in healthcare system reconstruction.

– Zain Alatas: Head of Advocacy for Refugee Trauma Initiative (RTI), which is a grassroots organisation delivering innovative models in trauma-informed care and support for refugees. Operating in Northern Greece since 2016, their programmes are designed to restore agency among refugees, build their resilience and help them to build new lives for themselves.

– Dr Stephani Hatch: Senior Lecturer in Social Epidemiology at the IOPPN. Co-Principal Investigator for the Mental Health BRC South East London Community Health study and Lead for the Health Inequalities Research Network. Her key research interests include studying urban mental health and service use that provides much needed data on ethnic minority and migrant populations.

– Ruth Appleton: Campaigner for mental health and asylum seekers at local and national levels. Director of the Santé Access Project, which aims to support refugees and asylum seekers to gain equal access to mental healthcare. Current Governor of Camden and Islington Mental Health Foundation Trust.

We hope to see you all there!

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20 November 2018
from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


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Newcomen Street, London SE1 1UL, UK

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