Mental Health Care Peer Learning Collaborative

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The Mental Health Care Peer Learning Collaborative is a monthly session with the Program Directors and your peers, completing a yearlong program. Join your cohort and learn from the group’s real-world challenges as topics for in-depth problem-solving. Throughout the program, participants will find innovative solutions to their problems in monthly sessions and an online discussion board.

Learn From the Experts 

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.  

Objectives & Highlights

Course Learning Objectives

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

  • The latest developments in evidence-based programs across the world
  • The applicability of innovations in the participants’ setting
  • The key points taken from the successes and failures of peers and program faculty

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 

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will grant Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this program. Specific credit counts will be published when available; please check back for updated information. 

All credits subject to final agenda.

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 resources director