This course teaches a public health approach to mental health in a global context, with reference to low- and middle-income countries.

Mental health is a much neglected field, despite the large degree of psychiatric morbidity, disability and mortality affecting populations worldwide. Mental health issues are often concentrated amongst the poor and disadvantaged, and there is frequently a strong gender bias towards women. Much more can and needs to be done to improve the lives and outcomes for people with mental illness.

The module aims to help you to understand some of the risk factors, and the size of the burden of mental illness, and to think about policies and interventions that can help tackle this neglected public health challenge. By the end of the module you will have the opportunity to appraise the evidence base required to plan interventions to reduce the impact of mental illness.

Come and join the enthusiastic tutors for this new and stimulating course!

We look forward to your enrolment.

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