Foundations of Mental Health Care

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Learn From the Experts

The pandemic and the societal disruptions imposed to contain it will undoubtedly impact global mental health for years to come. This comes at a time when many mental health service providers are already struggling to meet demand.

Foundations of Mental Health Care will be led by renowned faculty who have held both public health research and real-world leadership roles. Core instructors include Shekhar Saxena, former Director of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse at the World Health Organization, Vikram Patel, co-leader of GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard, and Giuseppe Raviola, Director of Mental Health for Partners In Health (PIH), and the Director of the Program in Global Mental Health and Social Change (PGMHSC) at Harvard Medical School.  

By completing this synchronous, virtual program, you will learn how to: 

  • Apply evidence-based models of care for the population that you serve
  • Expand capacity by applying concepts and tools derived from real-world models
  • Develop an international network of industry peers 

Objectives & Highlights

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the value of mental health for individuals, families, and communities
  • Recognize the skills needed to realize a leadership role within health and related fields
  • Mobilize and deploy human and financial resources 
  • Explore the latest developments in evidence-based programs to implement mental health strategies 

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy highly dynamic and interactive sessions in a personal environment led by expert faculty
  • Foster personal and organizational growth through small group discussions with like-minded peers
  • Become aware of the latest developments in evidence-based programs across the world
  • Advance your executive and leadership skills in strengthening mental health care services

Credits and Logistics

Continuing Education Credit

All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation upon completion of the program.

Who Should Participate

This program is designed for practitioners, policy advisors, health administrators, service planners, business leaders, and civil society organization executives with a responsibility for mental health.
Participants may hold titles such as:

  • Director of mental health
  • Administrator of mental health
  • Mental health consultant
  • Commissioner of mental health
  • Chief mental health officer
  • Human resource director