About Emerald

Emerald stands for Emerging mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries. The project started in November 2012 and is funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.

The objective of the Emerald Project is to improve mental health outcomes by enhancing health system performance. Specifically, the Emerald Project aims to identify key health system barriers to, and solutions for, the scaled-up delivery of mental health services in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs), and by doing so improve mental health outcomes in a fair and efficient way.

Emerald brings together specialised psychiatrists from Europe, Africa and Asia and is centrally coordinated by Prof. Graham Thornicroft of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London.

On the following pages you will find more information about the group, the project and our dissemination activities as well as a contact form to get in touch with us.

Ghana: World Mental Health Day 2009, Mental Health and Poverty Project, Ghana site; Copyright: UCT / MHaPP Ghana