Alan J Flisher Memorial Lecture: Implementing and scaling up integrated primary mental health care in the real world

This year’s Alan J Flisher Memorial Lecture was delivered by Prof Inge Petersen on implementing and scaling up integrated primary mental health care in the real world.

On 3 November 2020 the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health hosted Prof Inge Petersen to deliver the annnual Alan J Flisher Memorial Lecture.

In this lecture, Professor Inge Petersen, public mental health psychologist and Principal Investigator of the Southern African Mental health INTegration (SMhINT) research consortium, shares the use of a three-pronged approach that adopts implementation science, technical support and systems strengthening to bring evidence-based task sharing interventions for common mental disorders into routine primary health care services in the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.

Professor Petersen is the Director of the Centre for Rural Health, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal.  She is a Research Professor in the College of Health Sciences, UKZN.

Prof Petersen leads and has participated in a number of local and international research consortia focused on closing the treatment gap for mental disorders in South Africa and other low-and middle-income countries through integrating mental health into primary health care.

Please view the webinar below.

Maggie Marx