Global Mental Heath With Dr. Michael Plant

The EA Medicine group has booked, Dr. Michael Plant, the Founder and Director of the Happier Lives Institute, for a talk on Global Mental Health!

Come join us on zoom and be sure to register via the link below!

Date: 24th November 2021

Time: 7PM GMT

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Dr. Plant will be speaking on "Global Mental Health: Why it might be a global priority and what we can do about it" and followed by addressing some questions from the audience.

Abstract: Effective altruists strive to do the most good with their resources and tend to think the most pressing problems are those which are large, neglected, and tractable. In this talk, Dr. Michael Plant will start by showing how global mental health, which has not previously been considered a priority, is all of these things. He'll then present the latest research from the Happier Lives Institute (HLI) which compares the cost-effectiveness, in low-income countries, of cash transfers and psychotherapy and finds the latter is substantially better at improving subjective wellbeing. From here, Michael will survey some options for what individuals could do if they want to help make progress on this problem. He'll conclude by mentioning some of HLI's plans for future research.

About the speaker: Dr. Michael Plant is the Founder and Director of the Happier Lives Institute, a non-profit research institute that searches for the most cost-effective ways to increase global well-being. Michael is also a Research Fellow at the Wellbeing Research Centre, Oxford. He has a PhD in Philosophy from Oxford and his thesis, entitled Doing Good Badly? Philosophical Issues Related to Effective Altruism was supervised by Peter Singer and Hilary Greaves.

Note that we'll be sending through the event link to the email address submitted via the RSVP form added above, so please don't forget to confirm your attendance.

Looking forward to seeing you there!