Culture & International Mental Health Conference 2018

The 8th edition of the Culture and International Mental Health Conference (CIMH) will take place on Wednesday 7th November 2018. 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 central themes of the conference will be suicide and self-harm prevention, with a focus on suicide prevention in low and middle income countries and ethnic minorities in high income countries and driving change.

Keynote speaker 

The keynote speaker will be Professor Murad Khan, a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists holding a PhD in suicide epidemiology from the University of London. His research interests include epidemiology of suicide and deliberate self-harm, mental health of women and the elderly, psychosomatic medicine and organisational ethics. Professor Murad Khan has recently been elected as the president of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP).

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:

  • Regular rate: £90
  • 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.


The event will take place at the Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre, Chancellors Way Moseley Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ZT.