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  Mental Health Workshops
  PRDA in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, Angoda organized three training workshops for mental health professionals and workers in Sri Lanka. The workshops were held from 21st to 26th January 2008 at the Institute of Psychiatry, Angoda. The three workshops were;
Trans-cultural and Social Psychiatry Course 21st and 22nd January
Trauma and Mental Health workshop 23rd January
Research Methods in Mental Health workshop 24th 26th January
  Each workshop was attended by more than 70 participants, which included psychiatrists, trainee psychiatrists, social workers, counsellors, academics, researchers and representatives of NGOs. All three workshops were conducted by a team of resource persons from the McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal, Canada. The Colombo Office of the WHO and the McGill University supported the logistical arrangements.
These training workshops were part of the Trauma and Global Health (TGH) programme of the McGill University whose Sri Lankan partner for the current four-year programme is PRDA. Dr. Suman Fernando, Psychiatrist based in UK is the consultant to the Sri Lanka programme.
Lighting the traditional oil lamp at the inauguration of the mental health workshops at Angoda
Dr. Suman Fernando, Consultant to Teasdale-Corti Project, Mr. Sunimal Fernando, Advisor to H.E. the President and Dr. Duncan Pederson, resource person from McGill stand to light the traditional oil lamp at the worksho inauguration.
Dr. Duncan Pederson, McGill Resource Person delivering a presentation
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