The Future of Mental Health Services in Indonesia

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Quadrangle History Room S223

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The University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

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On World Mental Health Day, join us for a ground-breaking discussion of mental health services in Indonesia.


What type of mental health care system did the Dutch colonial administration build in the Dutch East Indies? How was this system transformed after independence? What is the current state of Indonesia’s health care system, and what visions do the country’s mental health care practitioners have for the future?

In 2014, Hans Pols, together with Byron Good and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good from Harvard University, embarked on an ARC-funded research project to answer these questions. One of the highlights was a workshop where psychiatrists, psychologists, community mental health nurses, social workers, and patient advocates discussed innovative and successful mental health initiatives and formulated views on the future of mental health care in Indonesia.

In August 2019, a two-volume edited book with essays, most of them based on the papers presented at the conference, was published with KOMPAS with the title Jiwa Sehat, Negara Kuat (Healthy Minds, Strong Nation; a variation on a popular 1950s public health slogan). This event will feature several authors of chapters in this book and academics from the University of Sydney who are involved in mental health projects in Indonesia.


Speakers

  • Hans Pols, The University of Sydney: Jiwa Sehat, Negara Kuat: The Origins and Results of the Project on Mental Health Care in Indonesia
  • Agus Sugianto, Deakin University: Consumer Groups and the Role of Patient Advocates
  • Jesse Hession Grayman, University of Auckland: Reimagining Mental Health Care in Post-Tsunami, Post-Conflict Aceh
  • Nurul F. Praharso, The University of Sydney: Mental Health Literacy of Indonesian Health Practitioners: Recommendations for Effective Scale-Up for Mental Health Services in Indonesia
  • Nicola Hancock, The University of Sydney: What a Self-report Measure of Mental Health Recovery is Telling us about Indonesian Experiences and Perspectives
  • Niko Tiliopoulos, The University of Sydney: Treating the Untreated: Pasung [chaining] and the Suryani Institute for Mental Health, Bali
  • Aliza Hunt, Australian National University: From Data to the Clinic: Understanding Indonesian Depression






This event is co-hosted by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and the School of History and Philosophy of Science.

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The University of Sydney

Camperdown, NSW 2006

Australia

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