Melbourne hosts Mental Health Practitioners from Vietnam and Sri Lanka

The Centre for International Mental Health is hosting 29 delegates from Sri Lanka and Vietnam to participate in the 10th International Mental Health Leadership Program1 from 5th-30th September2011 as part of mental health system development programs in both countries. These lectures will  highlight the impressive work of our colleagues. It is open to the public via previous arrangement. This gathering will be held at 12 – 26 September 2011 at the Centre for International Mental Health, Melbourne School of Population Health Basement Theatre 1, School of Population Health,207 Bouverie St, Carlton.

Pic = Daya Somasundaram


Monday 12 September 2011, 5.30–6.30 pm Friday 16 September 2011, 5.30–6.30 pm

Dr To Xuan Lan (National Psychiatric Hospital No.1,Vietnam)An overview of Vietnam Mental Health System

Friday 16 September 2011, 5.30–7.30 -pm 

Dr Prasantha De Silva (Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka): A review of implementation of the Sri Lankan National Mental Health Policy and its way forward

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 5.30–6.30

Mrs Thi Thu Thao Nguyen (from VVAF) :   VietnamVeterans of America Foundation and the expanding role of NGOs in Vietnam

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 5.30-6.30  pm  

Dr Thangamuthu Sathiyamoorthy: (Vavuniya General Hospital, Sri Lanka):  Leadership–Interaction

Monday, 26 September 2011, 5.30–6.30 pm

 Prof Daya Somasundaram, University of Adelaide and University of Jaffna): Reconstructon in Post-Conflict sri Lanka

1 Programme brochure available at:


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