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The Global mental health research group is part of Centre for International Health at the University of Bergen, Norway.

We aim to build strong research competence in global mental throughout the life span with a strong focus on children and adolescents, in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 3.4 and 3.5.

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new publication
alcohol abuse

Identifying an issue that should be addressed early

Early initiation of alcohol and other harmful substance use is an important predictor for developing substance use disorders in later life. CIH and CIH-associated researchers have undertaken a study reporting on the existence of childhood alcohol abuse and dependency in Eastern Uganda.

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.

PhD research
co-authors Larry Davidson and Christine H. Ødegaard

Having a choice in mental health care

CIH PhD Candidate, Christine H. Ødegaard, was part of a team of researchers who recently published results about how mental health recovery was facilitated when patients were given options of different therapies and provided with education about the benefits, drawbacks, and evidence for the...

Global mental health
Ragnhild Dybdahl og Unni M. Heltne

The Centre initiating a course in global mental health

A comprehensive course in global mental health started for the first time on Monday 17th of August at the Faculty of Psychology.

International conference presentation
ASCAPAP Conference

Sharing results of 14 years of Norwegian-Cambodian collaboration

The Cambodian – Norwegian collaborating team presented research results at the 10th Congress of the Asian Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions