Lisbon International Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services 2022/2023
The Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health will initiate during the year 2022 the 4th Lisbon Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services. The Program includes a series of Advanced Courses (2 or 3 days) for mental health leaders and professionals willing to develop public health skills in mental health policy and services, with a special emphasis on lowandmiddle-income countries.
The focus of these Advanced Courses will be on the following areas:
- Understanding evidence
- Understanding evidence in psychopharmacology
- Optimal mix of mental health services
- Prevention in the general population and strategies in primary care
- The pivotal role of community mental health services
- Programs for long-term severe mentally disabled persons
- Deinstitutionalization: experiences and controversies
- Rehabilitation and recovery
- Rights of people with mental disabilities
- Globalization, development and health diplomacy
- Mental health in complex emergencies
The goal of the Lisbon Learning Program is to provide an updated and solid understanding of the main topics of these areas and to provide training in:
- Formulation, implementation and evaluation of mental health policies, plans and programs.
- Organization and evaluation of mental health care and related services.
- Mental health in complex emergencies.
- Mental health law and human rights.
Structure of the Program
The Lisbon Learning Program on Mental Health Policy and Services consists of 4 Advanced Courses, each including two modules (3+2 days). Students can choose to attend one or more Advanced Courses.
Students can choose to attend one or more Advanced Courses. The attendance of one Advanced Course will award a Certificate of Attendance. A Diploma from the NOVA University of Lisbon will be awarded to the students who will successfully attend the four Advanced Courses. The assessment of these students will be made through an essay or a work project, written under the supervision of one of the members of the faculty.
- Advanced Course 1 EVIDENCE FOR PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH
- Advanced Course 2 INNOVATION IN MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS
- Advanced Course 3 DEINSTITUTIONALIZATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS
- Advanced Course 4 GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH
Understanding evidence in psychopharmacology
Developing a national mental health policy Prevention strategies in the general population Optimal mix of mental health services
Mental health in primary care The pivotal role of community mental health services Programs for long -term severe mentally disabled persons
Deinstitutionalization: experiences and controversies Rehabilitation and recovery
Rights of people with mental disabilities
Globalization, development and health diplomacy
Mental health in complex emergencies
The successful attendance will award:
- 1 Course = a Certificate;
- 4 Courses = a Diploma from the NOVA Medical School.
Check out the full program below.
Enrollment deadline: 30 June 2022
Selection criteria: Applicants should be holders of a bachelor degree or legally equivalent qualification in the eld of Medicine, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Sciences or Health Economics. The selection of applicants to the Courses will be based on the assessment of the CV. The modules will run with a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 30 students.
Admission procedures: Applicants must submit the application form, and send a Bachelor’s Certificate or equivalent academic qualification and a CV in English.
The cost of the whole Learning Program is 2500€. The cost of attending one out of the four Advanced Courses is 700€.
A limited number of (total and partial) registration fees’ waivers may be granted to persons from Low Income countries and from Portugal. Requests will be assessed case by case, based on a letter of motivation.
Attendance to the courses is mandatory for the participants formally enrolled.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for each Advanced Course. The successful attendance of the four Advanced Courses will award a Diploma from the NOVA University of Lisbon.
The 11 ECTS obtained in the Lisbon International Learning Program may be credited to the NMS.