Project Diary

November 1st 2012

Start of the Emerald project

November 8th - 9th 2012

Kick-Off Meeting at Mary Ward House, London, UK

May 13th 2013

Launch of Emerald website

September 29th – October 1st 2013

Project Coordination Group (PCG) Meeting at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London, UK

October 24th 2013

Launch of Emerald Twitter channel

October 28th 2013

Launch of Emerald Facebook channel

December 2013

Emerald is included on website of Mental Health Innovation Network

December 10th – 12th 2013

OneHealth tool workshop in Ibadan, Nigeria, facilitated by Dr Dan Chisholm and Prof Oye Gureje

January 28th to February 1st 2014

OneHealth Tool Workshop in New Delhi, India, facilitated by Dr Dan Chisholm

January 22nd 2014

  • European Parliament's Workshop on “Discrimination in access to healthcare” in Brussels

Presentation on "Discrimination in health care against people with mental illness" by the Emerald Coordinator Professor Graham Thornicroft

  • European Commission's workshop on "Public Mental Health Research - Bridging the gap between evidence and policy" in Brussels

Attendence of Professor Graham Thornicroft and Dr Maya Semrau

February 6th 2014

Emerald Symposium at World Psychiatry Association Conference, Kampala, Uganda

February 10th – 14th 2014

Project Coordination Group (PCG) Meeting in Kampala, Uganda

February 11th 2014

Press conference in Kampala

March 27th 2014

OneHealth tool workshop in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, facilitated by Dr Dan Chisholm

April 18th 2014

National Level Stakeholder Consultation Workshop in Nepal

May 20th 2014

Implementation of the electronic signature (FSIGN) in Emerald

June 27th 2014

Successful reporting of the first project period (November 2012 – April 2014) to the European Commission

June 2014

Emerald studentship “Global Mental Health” is awarded to Tunde Ojo Massey Ferguson from Nigeria

September 18th 2014

Emerald partners present the project at the XVI World Congress of Psychiatry in Madrid, Spain

November 10th 2014

PRIME/Emerald Interface Meeting in Madrid, Spain

November 11th – 12th 2014

General Assembly Meeting (GA) Meeting in Madrid, Spain

November 13th – 14th 2014

Emerald Training of Trainers in Madrid, Spain

April 10th 2015

Publication of the Emerald introductory paper

Semrau M, Evans-Lacko S, Alem A, Ayuso-Mateos JL, Chisholm D, Gureje O, Hanlon C, Jordans M, Kigozi F, Lempp H, Lund C, Petersen I, Shidhaye R & Thornicroft G. Strengthening mental health systems in low and middle-income countries: the Emerald programme. BMC Medicine

Almost every month, new Emerald papers or policy briefs are published. Check out the publications page to find out more.

April 29th 2015

Short course for researchers facilitated at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

More short courses have been facilitated at the different partner sites. To find out more, go to Agenda/Short courses and Workshops.

September 2nd to 9th 2015

Emerald Meetings in Cape Town: WP3 writing workshop, leadership course for young researchers, policy makers symposium and 3rd PCG meeting including a Press areapress conference.

December 27th 2015

Successful reporting of the second project period (May 2014 – October 2015) to the European Commission

June 12th - 14th 2016

Mental Health Leadership course facilitated at Addis Ababa University

September 11th - 15th 2016

Emerald Meetings in Kathmandu: Meeting with policy makers, meeting with journalists including a press conference, PCG meeting and WP3, WP4 and WP5 writing workshop. 

October 10th  2016

World Mental Health Day 2016 – Emerald feature on the Global Health, Epodemiology and Genomics Blog

November 14th  2016

Emerald symposium at the WPA Meeting in Cape Town