Schedule

Tuesday 5 October | 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Plenary session | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. | Welcome and coffee

9:00 a.m. | Opening plenary session

Olivier Véran, minister of Solidarity and Health, France

9:05 | Keynote speeches
  • Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium, advocate for the United Nations sustainable development goals
  • Mathias Cormann, general secretary, OCDE (video)
  • Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general, WHO (to be confirmed)
  • António Guterres, secretary-general, UN (to be confirmed)
  • Henrietta H. Fore, executive director, UNICEF (video)
  • Hauwa Ojeifo, executive director, She Writes Woman, Nigeria
  • Andre Decraene, acting president, Eufami
9:40 a.m. | Global mental health summits : from London to Paris, via Amsterdam
  • Intervention by the UK Department of Health
  • Tom de Bruijn, minister of Foreign Trade and DevelopmentCooperation, Netherlands

10:00 a.m. | Coffee break

10:30 a.m. | Dialogue between global health and rights

Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic : resilience and vulnerability of individuals and organizations

  • OECD (member of the general secretariat)
  • Global Fund (to be confirmed)
  • Philippe Duneton, executive director, Unitaid

Promoting rights : a strong lever for health policies and care organizations

  • Michael Njenga, chief executive officer, Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (USP), Kenya
  • Shantha Rau Barriga, Human Rights Watch (to be confirmed)
  • Dr Soumitra Pathare, director, Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy, Indian Law Society, India

12:00 a.m. | Lunch

Parallel workshop | 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. | Workshops on "The place of mental health in global health during and after the pandemic"

Workshop 1 – The impact of COVID on mental health
 

  • Tim Kendall, NHS UK
  • Philip Gorwood, EPA
  • Marika Cencelli, NHS

Workshop 2 – What place for experiential knowledge ?
 

  • Elisabetta Scanferla, GHU Paris
  • Katerina Nomidou, GAMIAN
  • Urs Würsch, Eufami

Workshop 3 – How to protect the mental health of children and adolescents ?
 

  • Zeinab Hijazi, Unicef New York
  • Chiara Servili, OMS
  • Mark Jordans, War Child Holland / University of Amsterdam

Workshop 4 – Vulnerable groups amidst a health crisis : how do we address inequalities ?
 

  • Guglielmo Schinina, IOM
  • Cecilie Alessandri, Red Cross

Workshop 5 – Accelerating momentum on mental health and psychosocial support
 

  • Sarah Kline, UnitedGMH
  • Maximilien Zimmermann, HI
  • Alberto Vasquez, CIP

4:30 p.m. | Coffee break

Plenary session | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. | Closing plenary of this first day
  • Unicef : Presentation of the report "The State of the World’s Children" (to be confirmed)
  • OMS Euro : Presentation of the Athens Declaration (to be confirmed)
  • Fabrizio Starace, Italy : Presentation of the policy paper published
5:45 p.m. | Announcement of the next Global Mental Health Summit

6:00 p.m. | High-level cocktail

Wednesday 6 october | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. | Welcome and coffee

Workshops on "Innovative Practices for Rights in Mental Health" | 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Workshop 6 – "From Texts to Transformation" : Mobilizing global commitments, resolutions, and guidance for successful mental health reform
 

  • Devora Kestel, WHO
  • Ranu Sharma, MoH Canada

Workshop 7 – How can we innovate to ensure rights in mental health services ?
 

  • Michelle Funk, WHO
  • Stéphanie Wooley, Advocacy France

Workshop 8 – What strategies to reduce coercion in psychiatry ?
 

  • Piers Gooding, University of Melbourne
  • José Miguel Caldas de Almeida, LIGMH

Workshop 9 – Can you learn about rights ?
 

  • Aude Caria, Psycom
  • Déborah Sebbane, CCOMS

Workshop 10 – Mental Health and Psychosocial Support : from local to global emergencies
 
Co-chairs Inter Agency Steering Committee MHPSS Reference Group, Dr Carmen Valle-Trabadelo (IFRC), Dr Fahmy Hanna (OMS) Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

12:00 a.m. | Lunch

High level meeting (limited access) | 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

1:30 p.m. | Presentation of workshop recommendations

Round table

Plenary session | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. | Summary of the workshops

3:00 p.m. | London 2018, Amsterdam 2019, Paris 2021 : common actions and challenges
  • Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, United Kingdom
  • Princess Mabel van Oranje, Advocate for Equality, Freedom & Justice

3:30 p.m. | Announcements and closing