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The Global mental health research group 
is a national research group hosted by
the following institutions at University of Bergen: 
Centre for International Health and Centre for Crisis Psychology.


We aim to build competencies in global mental through research and training. Our focus is the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 3.4 and 3.5 focusing on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing throughout the life span. Our interests are in line with several global and national strategies. The current strategy from the Ministry of Foreign affairs and Ministry of Health and Care services has now embraced global health in their strategy: “Bedre helse, bedre liv” 2020-2024 (Eng. Better health, better lives). Norway's  International Development Strategy on Combating Non-Communicable Diseases includes mental health. The WHO Mental health action plan 2013–2020 has been extended to 2030. One of the four objectives of the action plan is to strengthen information systems, evidence and research for mental health.

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Members of the Global Mental health Research Group

Teaching and Learning Nurturing Care for building the future for international PhD candidates

Members of the Global Mental health Research Group are delighted to have successfully completed the Bergen Summer Research School (BSRS) 2023: Childhood: Nurturing care for building the future. BSRS 2023 was held face-to-face in Bergen 5-15 June, 2023


“Medication free treatment for people with psychosis," an international movement with national implementation, what is it all about?

Christine Henriksen Ødegaard from the Global Mental Health research group defended her PhD-thesis: “Medication free treatment for people with psychosis" in June 2023.


Other means than medicines?

Helping using other means than medicines in services for patients with psychosis? Maneuvering decision making, guidelines and resources.

Master students
group discussion in Buikwe, Uganda

Master students are valuable Research Group members

For Master students, being a part of a Research Group can be an important career starting point. It can be an instant networking opportunity, with ripple effects extending through the networks of all the group members. The experience also provides students with support for their research and studies.