The 3rd International Conference on Mental Health and Inclusive Development 

Join us on 16th and 17th December 2022 at the Madras School of Social Work, Chennai. The 16th will focus on mental health pedagogy, specifically on transdisciplinary research for underserved populations, an approach that has gained prominence in the development sector over the past four decades. BALM, in collaboration with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been engaged with this approach for a decade, and from this year onwards, will also help integrate these methods into mainstream Masters and PhD pedagogies, starting with the Madras School of Social Work. Through this engagement and other research efforts, BALM and VU will launch India’s first Centre for Transdisciplinary Research, in the presence of Ms Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, Member of Parliament.

On the 17th, celebrate with us at the Global Mental Health Summit, which is conducted once every 3 years by the hosting secretariat for the Movement for Global Mental Health. This summit aims to bring together stakeholders from across the world, particularly persons with lived experience and practitioners working with vulnerable communities in psychosocial distress. Participants will present ground realities, ideate on problem definitions, and aim to arrive at collaborative and scalable solutions.

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