UNSW Grand Challenges Meetups - Mental Health of Refugees

27 October 2016 - 4:00pm – 28 October 2016 - 4:45pm  |  Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (Map E10)

Mental Health of Refugees: How Do We Help Millions of People? Professor Richard Bryant, AC

Scientia Professor Richard Bryant will provide an will overview of the current mental health conditions experienced by refugees, and the challenges faced in dealing with the massive numbers of refugees currently residing across the globe.

How do we develop new affordable methods of addressing mental health problems in refugees, whilst recognising that mainstream treatment services will not suffice in the current context of millions of refugees residing in countries that lack the health infrastructure to treat mental health conditions.

Professor Bryant will introduce a program that has been developed by UNSW and the World Health Organization, and is soon to be tested in a range of settings across Europe and the Middle East with Syrian refugee adults and children.

The Meetups are designed to connect UNSW staff and students interested in the Grand Challenges program. The Meetups will feature a different presenter and topic on a fortnightly basis, around current Grand Challenge themes and possible future Grand Challenges, such as 21st Century Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Inequality. After the presentations there will be time to connect with colleagues for discussion and to plant the seeds for future collaborations.

When: Thursday, 4pm – 5pm, fortnightly
Where: Michael Crouch Innovation Centre (Map ref E10)
RSVP: You can join the UNSW Grand Challenges Meetup Group via email
or Facebook http://meetu.ps/30dS0B