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Global Mental Health Briefing – Supporting Humanitarian Staff, 21 March 2012

Supporting Humanitarian Staff: Lessons from Research and Practice

NGO Forum for Health–Global Mental Health Briefing

Wednesday, 21 March 2012 from 12.00-14.00   World Council of Churches, Main Hall, 150 rte de Ferney, Geneva

Please confirm your participation by 16 March at:

Guest Speakers:  Hannah Peters, MA and Ros Thomas, DPhil

1. Hannah Peters: Perspectives on Psychological Stressors and Psychosocial Support (based on her research interviewing humanitarian workers and disaster psychologists). Hannah holds degrees in International Relations-Politics and Human Rights from the University of Sussex. She is currently working at the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Geneva.

2. Ros Thomas: Making Meaning of Difficult Experiences and Regulating Affect (based on her current work and 2008 thesis on the psychological health of humanitarian workers in proximity to violent settings). Ros holds graduate degrees from Oxford University and the University of the Witwatersrand, RSA. She currently is the Department Head for Psychology, Sociology, and Counselling at Webster University, Geneva.

3. Respondent: Rene Broeckli, ICRC. Moderator: Kelly O’Donnell, NGO Forum for Health.

The purpose of the GMH Briefings is to: a) present and discuss current information and evidence-based practices in global mental health and b) strengthen the global mental health network in the Geneva area and beyond.

Notes: Sandwiches/drinks provided by the Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association International. You are  encouraged to arrive early and stay later for more networking and informal discussions. Parking is free at WCC–just write in the logbook at the  front desk: the parking space number that your car is in and your car’s registration mark/license plate.

For more information on the topic and speakers:GMH Briefing 21 March 2012–info on speakers and topics

For the GMH Briefing announcement:Global Mental Health Briefing–Supporting Humanitarian Workers 21 March 2012

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