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Open Talk | Improving the mental health of the population. Is treatment working?

5.15pm Monday 10 February 
University of Otago, Wellington | 23A Mein Street | Newtown

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Efforts to improve the mental health of populations has focused on getting more people into treatment. However, large increases in the provision of both pharmacological and psychological treatments has not produced detectable improvement in the mental health of populations. This talk will discuss the possible reasons and suggest that more attention be paid to the 'quality gap' and the 'prevention gap'.

Please note this event also includes the official opening of the 2020 Public Health Summer School.

Speaker – Professor Anthony Jorm

Anthony Jorm is a Professor Emeritus in the Centre for Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne. His research focuses on building the community’s capacity for prevention and early intervention with mental disorders. He is Editor-in-Chief of Mental Health and Prevention, Associate Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Chair of the Board of Mental Health First Aid International and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Prevention United.

All welcome.

See details of all Summer Talks, part of the 2020 Public Health Summer School

Date Monday, 10 February 2020
Time 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Audience Public,All University
Event Category Health Sciences
CampusWellington
DepartmentPublic Health (Wellington)
Location23a Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington (next to Wellington Hospital)
CostFree
Contact Emailkerry.hurley@otago.ac.nz

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