Welcome to a digital Uppsala Health Summit, October 18-21st 2021, that will focus on mental health and wellbeing – considered one of the most important global health challenges of our time. Fostering and protecting mental wellbeing requires multi-sectoral action at all levels of society, but there is often a need for better understanding of available approaches and how they can be successfully implemented and benefit more people. The meeting will provide a unique interdisciplinary platform for researchers, experts and practitioners to present and discuss innovative ways to prevent and intervene for better mental health globally. Topics include Psychological flexibility, Hormones and mood, Towards a new understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and Innovative strategies for closing the treatment gap.
Some of the confirmed speakers include:
- Professor Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health at Harvard Medical School
- Dr Ledia Lazeri, Mental Health Advisor at WHO
- Professor Steven Hayes, Founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mr Benjamin Perks, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy at UNICEF
The plenary sessions are free of charge and open to everyone who has pre-registred. Participation in the workshops are limited, and require pre-registration and includes a fee. Please register here.