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The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), incubates the Centre for Research and Social Action in Mental Health, a research, teaching, practice and leadership hub embedded in the philosophy of bridging the gap between theory and practice.
A collaboration between BALM – Boston University – Vrije Universiteit (VU), and Tata Institute of
In collaboration with the Centre for Equity Studies, and New York University (McSilver Poverty In
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With the recent acceptance of the new Mental Health Policy in October 2014, that encourages public-private-partnerships, focuses on the inter-relational nature of mental ill health-homelessness- and poverty, and the need for convergence, the time is ripe for key players within the mental health and social sector to build capacities, and collectively focus on scaling innovations for lasting and more meaningful impact. Towards achieving this goal, The Banyan and BALM will collaborate with Governments, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and User-Caregiver groups to initiate, test, and scale up mental health and social care services for homeless and poor persons in remote, under-serviced, and poorly resourced regions.