The inaugural issue of the Global MINDS Annual Newsletter describes the goals and principles of Global MINDS, alongside an account of their activities. An exciting first-year of Global MINDS has included:
-a graduate seminar course “Global Mental Health System Innovation”
-an initiative with eCampusOntario
-and the launch of our Global MINDS Fellowship Program (GMFP)
The Global Mental Health Incubator for Disruptive Solutions at Western University (Global MINDS @ Western) is an Interdisciplinary Development Initiative with the objective of using social innovation approaches to catalyze the development, implementation, mobilization and evaluation of disruptive solutions for the wicked problem of reducingthe global burden of mental disorders and related issues (e.g., suicide). Global MINDS is focused on innovating for low resource settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) (e.g., East Africa region) and for marginalized communities within Canada.
Global MINDS is led by Dr. Arlene McDougall, Assistant Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.