Mental Health in Tanzania – Policy and Practice 10/03@SOAS

Date: 10 March 2014   Time: 5:15 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings  Room: 4429

Professor John Hall and Tina Everett

There are unmet mental health needs in all African countries, not least Tanzania, and many different ways of responding to them, which range from traditional medicine through to psychiatric drugs and behavioural therapies. This seminar will provide an opportunity to discuss the issues relating to mental health in Tanzania, how they are being dealt with, and what more can be done. It is intended for non-specialists with an interested in learning more, but will also interest professionals involved in heath provision in Africa.

The discussion will be introduced by Professor John Hall and Tina Everett.  John is a clinical psychologist at Oxford Brookes University, formerly at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford.  Tina is a physiotherapist, with a longstanding involvement in physiotherapy mental health training. The two have been involved in creating a pioneering post-graduate programme in clinical psychology and physiotherapy at Muhimbili University, Dar es Salaam.


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