A Sierra Leonean man has taken to his social media to Celebrate after earning his Master’s of Science in Global Mental Health with Specialism in Research Methods at the University of Glasgow. The man, who is a beneficiary of the Chevening scholarship took to his LinkedIn to thank the Chevening scholarship”Thanks to #chevening #cheveningscholarship for achieving my professional and academic goals.” he stated.
Sierra Leonean man who benefited from the Chevening scholarship Celebrated after earning his Master of Science in Global Mental Health with Specialism in Research Methods at University of Glasgow
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“It’s been an incredible journey in the past one year in the UK and I’m happy to share that I’ve completed my Master of Science in Global Mental Health with Specialism in Research Methods at University of Glasgow – Times Higher University Education for the Year 2020!
International organisations such as the #worldhealthorganization have highlighted the considerable burden of mental health difficulties across the globe and the urgent need to build sustainable systems for mental health care delivery in low- and middle-income countries.
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This course provided me with specialist education on mental health and the burden of mental health conditions across the globe – helped me reflect on the critical role that cultural, social and biological factors play in mental health difficulties manifest across the lifespan. It also helps me develop a critical appreciation of the complexities associated with classifying and measuring mental health difficulties globally. Furthermore, I learned the importance of developing culturally appropriate, evidence-based treatments for mental health difficulties – learnt about techniques that can be used to critically appraise research and design research protocols for investigating relevant aspects of global mental health. Finally, encouraged to think creatively about the design of viable systems and policies aimed at promoting mental health in low- and middle-income countries.
During the course of #mycheveningjourney I had the opportunity to shared professional experiences, and formed lifelong friendships and professional relationships with potential world leaders, influencers, and decision-makers. I was able to gain a significant amount of knowledge about the policies and programs that other countries use to address issues related to mental health. I also visited research facilities and mental health institutions.