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A festival of research gathering researchers and practitioners in the field of mental health

  • January 2, 2020

A festival of research gathering researchers and practitioners

In November 2019 researchers and practitioners in the field of mental health and psychosocial support gathered for a Festival of Research in Copenhagen.

The aim of the festival was to discuss and share mental health and psychosocial support research. To build new partnerships and to lead the way for better integration of research on mental health and psychosocial support into humanitarian organisations.

During two days in Copenhagen new research findings were shared. Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Wietse Tol, presented a study on research questions where he asked: What questions do we ask in research on mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings?

Kinan Aldamman, doctoral researcher at Trinity College Dublin and fellow at the PS Centre presented his study on volunteers mental health in Sudan.

The festival of Research was also a place for sharing the results from DRIVER project on how to train volunteers in psychological first aid.

Two workshops were facilitated on day 2. Discussing  ‘Research Partnerships and Funding’ and ‘Designing Research in an Operational Context’.

At the end of the meeting there was an election of a new coordination group, which now consist of 12 dedicated members.

If you are interested to know more about the research presented at the festival go to Twitter and use the #mhpssresearch2019. For more information about the Research Network go here.