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NIHR Global Health Research Group

The NIHR Global Health Group on developing psycho-social interventions in low and middle income countries is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), East London NHS Foundation Trust, and partners in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Clinical Center, University of Sarajevo), Colombia (Javeriana University) and Uganda (Makerere University, College of Health Sciences).

We have since expanded to include three new partners in to our group, Argentina (University of Buenos Aires), Pakistan (IRD Global) and Peru (Cayetano Herida University).

The Group is exploring three specific resource-oriented approaches: DIALOG+, Family involvement and Volunteer support, that have been refined and adapted to the local context. In each country, a team of researchers including senior academics has been formed to implement the research activities.

Project aims:

  1. Improve community mental health care in people with severe mental illness
  2. Explore and advance the concepts and methods of global mental health
  3. Build sustainable research capacity

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This research was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [NIHR Global Health Group on Developing Psycho-Social Interventions] Grant number 16/137/97, using UK aid from the UK Government to support global health research. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the UK Department of Health and Social Care.