Mental Health: A Global Priority – Podcast
These podcasts were created for an introductory course providing an overview of the importance of mental health, and present evidence for global mental health inequity and the ways in which mental health is conceptualised globally in different cultures and traditions. They also look at how stigma and discrimination have negatively affected those living with mental illness and how different communities, and different services and partnerships can work together to improve care and deliver context appropriate support and therapy.
Mental illness can affect anyone. It is an important cause of disability worldwide. However the pathways to receiving adequate and humane mental health care vary within countries and between countries.
This mental health inequity is a challenge to be explored and overcome in order to attain better health for all nations. Participating in this course is a step towards overcoming this global challenge.
The podcasts were created by Dr Liz Grant, Dr Anne Aboaja and Dr Narinder Bansal and are licensed CC BY Attribution.
Mental health is as important as physical health – they are inextricably interconnected.
Mental Health: A global priority podcasts
Liz Grand – An Introduction
Prof Jonathan Burns on the global context in mental illness
Global perspectives on people and partnerships
Mental Health: A global priority – Introduction to the course – Week 1 Part 0
An overview of global mental health – Week 1 Part 1
Psychiatry and mental illness – A biological perspective – Week 1 Part 2
Shona McCann on perinatal mental health care – Week 1 Part 2
Psychiatry and mental illness – defining major illnesses – Week 1 Part 3
Global perspectives – South India Services – Week 1 Part 4
Motherhood and mental health – Week 1 Part 5
Mahmud on language in mental health stigma – Week 2
Prof Steve Lawrie – Concepts of mental health and mental illness – Part 1
Prof Steve Lawrie – Concepts of mental health and mental illness – Part 2
Experiences of stigma – Week 2 Part 1
Mental health and human rights in Chile – Week 2 Part 2
Dr Alberto Minoletti on human rights for people with mental illness in South America Week 2 Part 3
A lived experience of mental illness – Week 2 Part 3
Franco Mascayan on stigma – Week 2 Part 4
Karim Mitha on culture and mental health – Week 3 Part 1
Dr Najat Khalifa on culture and spirituality – Week 3 Part 2
Prof Juan Santos on mental illness and culture – Week 3 Part 3
Chilean students’ views on mental health – Week 3 Part 4
Dr Rob Stewart on mental health care in Malawi – Week 3 Part 5
Anne Abioja on spirituality in mental health – Week 3 Part 5
Dr Rob Waller on spirituality in mental health care – Week 3 Part 6
Dr Selena Gleadow Ware on pathways to mental health care in maternity – Week 4 Part 1
Fiona Wilson on occupational therapy – Week 4 Part 3
Mental health provision in four countries – Week 4 Part 4
Dr Ruth McQuillan on globalisation – Week 5 part 1
Dr Claudia Pagliari on technology and mental health – Week 5 part 2
Dr Julia Downing on the palliative care model in mental health – Week 5 part 3
Dr Moira Lang on the palliative care model in mental health – Week 5 Part 3
Mental Health and the 21st Century – Week 5 Part 4