January 26-28 Series Exploring the Role of FBOs
in Mental Health
Join us for webinars January 26 and 27 from 8:00 to 9:00 am U.S. EST to learn about the role of faith-based organizations in mental health, including innovative approaches to scale up interventions in low-resource areas, and to engage communities in improving health.

We'll hold a CCIH Member Forum to discuss what we've learned in the webinars on January 28 at 8:00 am U.S. EST.
Maternal Mental Health: Effective Scalable Interventions for Low-Resource Areas

Tuesday, January 26 at 8:00 am U.S. EST (New York)/ 4:00 pm EAT (Nairobi)
The webinar on Tuesday, January 26 will explore effective interventions such as Problem Management Plus (PM+) and Interpersonal Therapy for groups (IPT-G). These interventions, delivered by well-trained and supervised non-specialist caregivers, provide a scalable solution to bridge the gap where resources are scarce but the need for services is great. We will learn how World Vision International has deployed these interventions to improve maternal mental health.
About the Speaker and Moderator
Phiona Naserian Koyiet, MA is Senior Technical Advisor for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), on the Global Rapid Response Team at World Vision International.
The webinar will be moderated by Paul Mosley, MPH, Country Program Director, Ethiopia, Mennonite Central Committee. He is a co-chair of the CCIH Health of Women and Children Working Group.
Practical Approaches for Community-based Mental Health

Wednesday, January 27 at 8:00 am U.S. EST (New York)/ 1:00 pm GMT (London and Freetown)/ 12:00 am AEDT (Melbourne)
Join us Wednesday, January 27 for a discussion with practitioners on addressing mental health in a community setting. We will discuss the practical tools shared in Setting up Community Health Programs, how mental health and disabilities are connected, practical characteristics of community-based mental health programs, and examples of mental health programs in the LMIC context. 
About the Speakers
  • Nathan Grills, MBBS, MPH, DPHIL, DPH is a Public Health Physician at the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne. 
  • Ted Lankester, MBBS, Co-Leader of the Arukah Network and Founder of Thrive Worldwide
  • Julian Eaton, MBBS, MSc, Mental Health Director for CBM Global Disability and Inclusion and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Joshua Abioseh Duncan, Programs Manager for the Mental Health Coalition of Sierra Leone
  • Prerana Singh, MPH, MSc, Training and Program Development Consultant, Mental Health and People with Disabilities in Rural Northern India
This webinar was organized by the CCIH Working Group on Community Based Prevention and Care and is co-hosted by CBN Global Disability Inclusion and the Arukah Network. 
CCIH Member Forum to Unpack What We've Learned

Thursday, January 28 at 8:00 am U.S. EST (New York)
We'll hold a CCIH Member Forum to discuss what we've learned in the webinars and next steps on January 28 at 8:00 am U.S. EST.

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