Welcome to the Global Mental Health & Well-being Lecture Series

The University of Tokyo is pleased to announce the launch of the University of Tokyo Global Mental Health & Well-being (GMHW) Lecture Series. We welcome everyone to the Lecture Series who is interested in global mental health and well-being, including researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, professionals and practitioners, and policy makers.

This program is organized by a coolaboration of four departments of Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo: Department of Community and Global Health; Department of Global Health Policy; Department of Mental Health/Department of Psychiatric Nursing; and Department of Neuropsychiatry.

News & Updates

New2015.6.10 The datails of the 13th lecture are announced.
2015.1.4 The 11th lecture is announced.
2014. 9. 10 Schedule changed! Prof Vikram Patel's lecture will be at 13:00 on Occtober 30, 2014.
2014. 9. 1 Lecture by Prof Noda was cancelled.
2013.12.18 The first lecture was held with about 30 participants
2013.12.20 The second lecture was held with about 30 participants
2013.11.10 Open a website for the Lecture Series

NewUpcoming lecture: Lecture 13 on June 17, 2015 (Wed)

Lecture #13 "Refugee Mental Health: Situation in Japan"
Speaker: Dr. Fumitaka Noda
      (Professor Emeritus, Taisho University
       /President, Japanese Society of Transcultural Psychiatry)
Date & time: June 17, 2015 (Wed) 18:30-20:00
Venue: S201&202 lecture room, 2nd floor, School of Medicine 3rd Building,      The University of Tokyo (Map)

Past lectures

  • Kick-off & Lecture 1 - on December 18, 2013 (Wed) "Global mental health - Current situation and WHO's response" Speaker: Yutaro Setoya, PhD, Technical Officer, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization
  • Lecture 2 - on December 20, 2013 (Fri) "Reducing suicide - think globally, act locally" Speaker: Lakshmi Vijayakumar, PhD, WHO Suicide Prevention Group
  • Lecture 3 - January 29, 2014 (Wed) “Recent developments and opportunities in global mental health" Speaker: Harry Minas, PhD, Associate Professor, Center for International Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Australia
  • Lecture 4 on February 18, 2014 (Tue) - "International collaboration in disaster research: challenges, compromises, and benefits -- case study of Chernobyl" Speaker: Evelyn J Bromet, PhD, Distinguished Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA
  • Lecture 5 on March 18, 2014 (Tue) - "Mental health in Myanmar: present, challenges, and future" Speaker: Gyaw Htet Doe, PhD, Technical Director/Chairman, Substance Abuse Research Association, Myanmar
  • Lecture 6 on April 18, 2014 (Tue) - "Pacific Mental Health" Speaker: Dr. M PARAMESHVARA DEVA, Professor of Psychiatry and Consultant Psychiatrist, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Lecture 7 on June 13, 2014 (fri) - " Transforming of mental health services in Asia " Speaker:Shinfuku Naotaka,M.D,Ph.D, Emeritus Professor, Kobe University Japan, Former Professor, Seinan Gakuin University, Former WHO Regional Adviser in Mental Health, WPA Honorary Member, Immediat Past President AFPA

    Lecture 8 on June 25, 2014 (fri) - "Mental Well-being and Development; Perspectives of the United Nations" Speakers: Atsuro Tsutsumi, Ph.D., Coordinator, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health  (UNU-IIGH); Takashi Izutsu, Ph.D, Program & Knowledge Coordinator/Senior Knowledge Management Officer, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (WB/TDLC)

    Lecture 9 " Persons with Disabilities as Agents of Change in Disability and Development: Practice of Disability Equality Training (DET) "

    Speaker:Kenji Kuno, Ph.D
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

    Date & Time: Sept 29, 2014 (Moni) 18:30-20:00
    Venue: SPH lecture room, 13th floor, Basic Science Building (Kyoiku-kenkyu-to), The University of Tokyo

    Lecture 10 " Transforming of mental health services in Asia "
    Speaker:Vikram Patel, FMedSci, Professor of International Mental Health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research; Fellow in Clinical Science; Centre for Global Mental Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineSangath, Goa, India; Centre for Mental Health, Public Health Foundation of India

    Date & Time: October 30, 2014 (Thus) 13:00-16:00 (with a symposium)
    Venue: SPH lecture room, 13th floor, Basic Science Building (Kyoiku-kenkyu-to), The University of Tokyo

    Lecture #11 Disaster Preparedness Development of Persons with Psycho-social Disabilities"

    Dr. Hiroshi Kawamura, President of Daisy Consortium Check his CV!
    Date & time: January 28, 2015 (Wed) 18:30-20:00
    Venue: SPH lecture room, 13th floor, Basic Science Building (Kyoiku-kenkyu-to), The University of Tokyo
  • Lecture #12 Global Mental Health: How I started my career
    Speaker: Kanna Sugiura, MD, MScPH, Yokohama City University
    Date & time: 2015 April 10 (Fri) 18:30-20:00
    Venue: Rm. 201/202, 2nd fl., Faculty of Medicine 3rd Build, The University of Tokyo