LAUNCH OF THE REPORT OF THE LANCET COMMISSION ON ENDING STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION IN MENTAL HEALTH

The Lancet

10 OCTOBER 2022 – 12PM CET 11AM BST 10AM GMT (ONLINE)

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day 2022, WHO is delighted to host and invite you to the (online) launch of The Lancet Commission on Ending Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Health’s report.

Alongside testimonies and contributions from people with lived experience, the Commission has reviewed the evidence on effective interventions to reduce stigma and calls for immediate action from governments and international organizations, employers, healthcare providers, media organizations and people with lived experience to work together to eliminate mental health stigma.

The event will be simultaneously translated in French and Spanish.

More information on the event, including agenda, can be found at https://unitedgmh.org/knowledge-hub/lancet-commission-launch-ending-stigma-and-discrimination-in-mental-health/

AGENDA

Introduction

Host, Devora Kestel, Director, Department of Mental Health & Substance Use, WHO

Chair, Dristy Gurung, Commissioner, Nepal

The Commission and its findings and recommendations

Poems by People With Lived Experience

Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet

Charlene Sunkel, Commission report co-author, South Africa

Graham Thornicroft, Commission report co-author, UK

Panel discussion

Chair: Dristy Gurung, Commissioner, Nepal

Martin Agrest, Commissioner, Argentina

Joshua Duncan, Commissioner, Sierra Leone

Dan Chisholm, Commission Advisory Board (on behalf of Devora Kestel), WHO

Zeinab Hijazi, Commission Advisory Board, UNICEF (tbc)

Dr Nasser Loza, President, World Federation for Mental Health, Egypt/UK (tbc)

Dr Afzal Javed, President, World Psychiatric Association, Pakistan

Q&A session

Chair: Dristy Gurung, Commissioner, Nepal 

Charlene Sunkel, Commission report co-author, South Africa

Graham Thornicroft, Commission report co-author, UK

Closing remarks and call to action

Host, Devora Kestel, Director, Department of Mental Health & Substance Use, WHO

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