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Mental health & Poverty: Unlocking the potential | Crick Lund | TEDxCapeTown


Crick Lund is a Principal Investigator of the Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM) U19 NIMH Collaborative Hub, and CEO of the Programme for Improving Mental health care (PRIME), a DFID funded research consortium focusing on the integration of mental health into primary care in five low and middle-income countries. Crick holds a BA (Hons), MA, MSocSci (Clinical Psychology), PhD, and is Professor and Director of the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town.

Crick wants to create greater public awareness about the links between mental health and poverty, and what can be done to break the cycle of poverty and mental illness.

Crick Lund is a Principal Investigator of the Africa Focus on Intervention Research for Mental health (AFFIRM) U19 NIMH Collaborative Hub, and CEO of the Programme for Improving Mental health care (PRIME), a DFID funded research consortium focusing on the integration of mental health into primary care in five low and middle-income countries. Crick holds a BA (Hons), MA, MSocSci (Clinical Psychology), PhD, and is Professor and Director of the Alan J. Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, University of Cape Town.

Crick wants to create greater public awareness about the links between mental health and poverty, and what can be done to break the cycle of poverty and mental illness.

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