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How can we summarize one seminar in some minutes? It is a real challenge!

The last 10th of February, in Treviso (Italy), MasterMind hosted the first of two Uptake Seminars to get input from high-level experts on how to increase uptake of the services deployed in the project. Six experts took part in the event, covering decision makers, policy makers, researchers, and pioneers in mental health and innovation. We don’t want to loss any important information or tip. For this reason, we have done different vlogs. The first videolog includes the speech of Geraldine Bienkowski, Dr. Stan Kutcher and Clayton Hamilton.

You can access the Vlog in the following link (BSA’s Youtube): https://youtu.be/de-5pe85UwA

Geraldine Bienkowski: Geraldine Bienkowski trained as a Clinical Psychologist and worked for over 20 years in adult mental health services, latterly as Head of Psychology in Community and Primary Care in Edinburgh. In 2007 she moved to NHS Education for Scotland (the organisation which delivers training for healthcare staff in Scotland) to take up the newly created post as Lead for Psychological Therapies. She is involved in strategic planning for the training of multi-disciplinary staff in the delivery of a range of evidence-based psychological interventions, and sits on the Scottish Government Mental Health Delivery Team.

Dr. Stan Kutcher: ONS, MD, FRCPC, FCAHS, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and Director World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Mental Health Policy and Training. Dr. Kutcher is a renowned expert in adolescent mental health and leader in mental health research, advocacy, training, policy, and services innovation at the IWK Health Center and Dalhousie University. Recipient of numerous awards and honors for his work including: the Order of Nova Scotia, Excellence in Education Award (CACAP), Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacolgy Gold Medal, and the Ruedy Award for Innovation in Medical Education. Currently focused on knowledge translation, improving mental health literacy and care in schools, and primary care, along with the development, application and evaluation of electronic youth mental health engagement, self-care and personal health record. Dr. Kutcher continues innovative youth mental health development and research across Canada and globally.

Clayton Hamilton: Mr. Clayton Hamilton leads the eHealth and Innovation portfolio of the WHO European Region, providing support and strategic guidance to eHealth development and capacity building initiatives as a component of Health Information System Development and Health Information management in the region’s 53 Member States. With a background in ICT development and business management within WHO that spans a 19 year period, Mr. Hamilton works on broadening the awareness and benefits of strategic implementation of eHealth in Europe, linking with major international partners to build capacity in low and middle income countries and as a contributor to major national eHealth strategy development initiatives.

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