Pardes Humanitarian Prize 2016
This international Prize recognises a physician, scientist or public citizen whose extraordinary contribution has made a profound and lasting impact by improving the lives of people suffering from mental illness and by advancing the understanding of mental health. Vikram Patel, co-founder of Sangath, won the prize for the year 2016.
STEPPING IN FOR MENTAL HEALTH — Vikram Patel and mental health workers in India
This film, shot by documentary filmmaker Delaney Ruston, is part of The Hidden Pictures Project-sharing videos to shed light on global mental health.
Sangath, through this study, endeavoured to understand the evolution of drinking patterns and the long-term physical, psychological and social outcomes of Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) in India.
Psychological treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression and Motivational Interviewing for Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) have been shown to be effective in “western??? settings. The vast majority of people who live in low and middle-income countries (LAMIC) do not have access to these psychological treatments. PREMIUM addressed these challenges by developing culturally appropriate psychological treatments for delivery by non-specialist health workers in primary health care settings.
COPSI or Community care for People with Schizophrenia in India was a research project running between July 2008 and July 2011 that evaluated the impact of community care on experiences of stigma and discrimination of people with schizophrenia and their families.
How a pioneering approach to treating mental illness is helping to fight one of the world’s most neglected diseases. (as featured on Al-Jazeera)