Lisbon Institute of 

Global Mental Health

Aims to generate innovative knowledge and build capacity in the area of Public Mental Health


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Lisbon International Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services 2024

5th edition 2024 – Lisbon, Portugal

The Program includes a series of Advanced Courses for mental health leaders and professionals willing to develop public health skills in mental health policy and services, with a special emphasis on low and middle-income countries.

4 APR 2024






Enrolment deadline: 15 February 2024

Course Testimonials

Gulbenkian Global MH Platform

The Gulbenkian Global Mental Health Platform has finished its activities, which will be continued by the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health, with the support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

European Union MH Projects

One of the major goals of the LIGMH is to contribute to the development of a framework for action in mental health policy at the European level, building on previous work developed under the European Pact for Mental Health and Wellbeing.


In collaboration with the NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, the LIGMH provides training in areas related to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of mental health policies and plans, and mental health law and human rights.

Research Projects

The Institute aims to develop studies contributing to increase the knowledge on public mental health issues. Current projects led by the Institute or with its participation include, among others, studies in the area of human rights.


About us

The Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health (LIGMH) aims to generate innovative knowledge, build capacity and provide technical collaboration to governments and non-governmental organisations in the area of Public Mental Health.

The LIGMH should be seen as a main stakeholder in the Global Mental Health community, in continuity with the successful mental health initiatives and projects developed in recent years through the collaboration of NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, with the technical support of the World Health Organization.