Akademeia Faculty Lecture : ‘Global Mental Health: Promoting Resilience and Trauma Healing in War- and Climate-Induced Humanitarian Emergencies:
Last Thursday, Dr Diana Diaków, our school psychologist and member of AHS Wellbeing Team, presented on ‘Global Mental Health: Promoting Resilience and Trauma Healing in War- and Climate-Induced Humanitarian Emergencies.’ The seminar was a part of the Akademeia Faculty Lecture series.
The lecture highlighted the importance of addressing mental health needs in low and middle-income countries, marginalized and underserved populations, and those affected by humanitarian crises and emergencies. It also discussed the need for cultural sensitivity, human rights, and a multi-sectoral approach to improve access to mental health resources, support mental health professionals, and advocate for policies.
Attendees had the opportunity to learn about the rapidly growing field of global mental health from Dr. Diaków, who had an extensive field and research experience in the area and shared many insightful stories from her work with indigenous communities in schools, as well as children and families in refugee camps.
It was an insightful and informative lecture that transformed the way many of us think about mental health care in a global context.