Conference International Mental Health 8 November Manchester

Culture & International Mental Health Conference 2017

The 7th Culture and International Mental Health Conference (CIMH) will return to Manchester on Wednesday 8th November 2017. The conference is organised by the Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry Research Group, in affiliation with the University of Manchester and Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. The event will take place at the Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre, Chancellors Way Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT.


2017 Theme: suicide and self-harm prevention

The central theme of the conference will be suicide and self-harm prevention and will cover topics such as self-harm and suicide among young people, suicide in low-middle income countries, suicide prevention and driving change. Up to 450 million individuals worldwide suffer from mental health problems and in 2012, 804,000 suicides occurred globally. The Wolrd Health Organisation (WHO) has reported that in high income countries approximately 17.6% of deaths in young adults (15 – 29) were attributed to suicides and 90% of suicides were linked to mental health problems.

The CIMH conference will offer a broader outlook on mental health through workshops and talks hosted by international and national speakers from globally diverse cultural backgrounds. Delegates will have the opportunity to hear about mental health research of global impact, the challenges of conducting such research and the opportunities for positive impact in the community. The conference is an opportunity for innovation and raising awareness, as well as networking with academics and researchers in the field of mental health.


Keynote speaker 

The keynote speaker will be Professor Louis Appleby, CBEProfessor of Psychiatry at The University of Manchester and Director of the National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness. He leads the National Suicide Prevention Strategy for England and is a Non-Executive Director of the Care Quality Commission, the NHS regulator. Professor Appleby has conducted research on suicide and self-harm, homicide and forensic services, as well as parental mental health and its impact on children. 

Confirmed speakers include Prof Farooq Naeem, Prof Unaiza Niaz, Dr Nasim Chaudhry, Dr Rachel Upthegrove, Dr Erminia Colucci, Prof Catherine Robinson, Prof Rob Poole, Prof Imran Chaudhry, Dr Dawn Edge and Dr Shilpa Aggarwal.



To register please visit the Conference's page on EventBriteRegistration fees are as follows:

  • Early bird rate (before 15 September): £90
  • Regular rate: £130
  • Student / Voluntary rate: £50
  • Carers/ Service users rate: £30


About the Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry Group

The Global Mental Health and Cultural Psychiatry Group was established by Professor Nusrat Husain in 2012 within the University of Manchester’s Division of Psychology and Mental Health. The Group has sites in the UK, Pakistan, Toronto and Kenya.

The Group's vision is to work towards improving access to appropriate mental health care for the diverse ethnic minority and other marginalised communities. Its work not only contributes to addressing the huge Mental Health Gap in low and middle income countries (LAMIC), but has become increasingly important for the optimum development of UK mental health services.