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    Mental Health in Africa: Innovation and Investment

    Monday, 14th October, 2019 | Julian Eaton
    This blog was co-authored by Dr Julian Eaton (Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at LSHTM and Mental Health Director at CBM International), Dr Nicholas Westcott (Director of the Royal African Society) and Prof Stanley Okolo (Director-...
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  • Members of CBM's partner Mental Health Users and Carers Association (MEHUCA) in Malawi.

    World Mental Health Day: on a positive trajectory

    Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    As global mental health receives increasing attention on the political stage, Kirsty Smith reflects on key developments in the past year and challenges ahead. Depression has now been identified as one of the leading causes of disability across the wo...
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  • Photo of Robert McCorquodale alongside this quote: “The first thing that has really struck me is the extraordinary impact CBM is having on lives around the world in so many ways. It’s not just the range and scope of projects that impressed me, but the huge transformation for individuals and families.”

    Introducing our new Chair of Trustees: Robert McCorquodale

    Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 | CBM UK
    In May, we welcomed a new Chair of Trustees, Robert McCorquodale. Robert is a Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham and also works as a barrister. Passionate about tackling injustice, he has provided advice a...
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    UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals

    Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    This week at the United Nations in New York, the General Assembly is hosting a High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This SDG Summit is the first of its kind since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Deve...
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  • Sue Strand, Emma Layton and Rachel Dutton with the peer support group leaders who took part in the training in Ghana

    Carrying out maternal mental health training in Ghana

    Tuesday, 10th September, 2019
    CBM is working in Ghana to improve mental health support for new and expectant mothers. The project, funded by Jersey Overseas Aid, the Headley Trust and the UK government through their Aid Direct programme, is training midwives and other health prof...
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    Salomé’s Story in pictures: from darkness to light

    Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 | CBM UK
    For 2 years, Salomé was blind due to cataracts, which had robbed her of vision, leaving her isolated, struggling to care for her grandchildren and unable to read her precious bible. But in April, thanks to our supporters Salomé had sight-saving su...
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  • 4-year-old Musanofa has been fitted for leg braces and will be able to walk again.

    World Humanitarian Day: Making emergency relief disability-inclusive

    Monday, 19th August, 2019 | Rachel Aston
    Across the world, 132 million people are in need of assistance because of humanitarian crises, but only seven in ten are likely to receive aid. Around US$25 billion is needed this year to provide food, shelter, health care, emergency education, prote...
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    Time for honest reflection: How well is the UK performing on the SDGs?

    Thursday, 25th July, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    UK presents its Voluntary National Review This year’s High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York was an important one for the UK Government, as it presented its Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the Sustainable Development Goals ...
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  • Students lead one another back to class after recess break at the Kadoma School for Children with Visual Impairments in Kadoma, Zimbabwe

    12th Session of COSP: Putting Policy into Practice

    Thursday, 13th June, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    The Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) meets this week at the United Nations in New York. In its 12th year, this session focuses on ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities throu...
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  • Mr Thom at his church in Blantyre, Malawi. © CBM/Eshuchi

    Creating a mentally friendly environment

    Friday, 24th May, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
     “I was hearing strange voices so to stay in the community, close to people, I felt they were endangering my life. I felt they might kill me. So I just locked myself away for security…. Only when I heard the voice of my wife I would open the doo...
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