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From Despair to Hope: Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention in the Global South and North

A hybrid colloquium presented by Stellenbosch University, Queen's University Belfast and Ulster University

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May 14, 2024
Witwatersrand, or Teams
11:00 - 15:00


12h00 SAST / 11h00 BST

Part I: Keynote Address

Jason Bantjes, South Africa Medical Research Council

“Disconnection, Agency and Resistance: How young men and women in South Africa talk about their experiences of being suicidal”

12h30 SAST / 11h30 BST

Part II: Scholarly Perspectives

Jacob Segale, Sonke Gender Justice

“The societal expectation on masculinities and its effect on mental health: Case studies from Sonke Mecare 50/50 programme”


Karen Galway, Queens University Belfast

“The positivity of community based arts for men: evidence on mental wellbeing”


Rebecca Helman & Joe Anderson, University of Edinburgh

“Community-based responses to suicide: An ethnographic exploration across three regions of Scotland”


Karen Galway, Queens University, Belfast

“How community led organisations impact on health and wellbeing in deprived areas of the UK: the Common Health Assets realist evaluation”

13h10 SAST / 12h10 BST

Part III: From the Frontlines

 Frikkie Booysen, University of the Witwatersrand

“Contextualising mental health promotion and suicide prevention within a social innovation paradigm”


Reginald Botha, Westbury Youth Centre and Blair Proctor, SUNY

“Transforming Spaces, Transforming Lives: Empowering Marginalized Youth and Addressing Mental Health in Westbury, South Africa”


Annie Armstrong, Colins Neighbourhood Initiative

“Community action for suicide prevention: progress within Colin Neighbourhood Partnership Belfast, Northern Ireland”


Liam O’Hare, Queens University Belfast

“The Innovation Zones in Belfast, Northern Ireland: a collaboration model for community and academic sector partnerships”

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Event Organiser Details
Name Dr Karen Galway