Welcome to the personal website of

Suman Fernando

psychiatrist, academic and writer

I was a consultant psychiatrist  in the British National Health Service for over twenty years until the mid-1990s (took early retirement). Since then, I have been an academic, a lecturer, a writer and an advisor on mental health practice and service provision. I was a member of the Mental Health Act Commission - a government inspectorate with some teeth at the time - until 1995, chairing its National Standing Committee on Race and Culture. I am involved in voluntary organisations (NGOs) providing mental health services in UK for people from minority ethnic & 'racialised' groups such as asylum seekers in the UK and also an NGO in Sri Lanka. Here is a list of my appointments (click to see).

My main occupation now is writing, lecturing, teaching in UK and Canada (click here for publications). I have been involved in capacity building work in Sri Lanka (click here for more..) and in researching issues around mental health provision in Middle- & Low-income countries - click here for a paper written in 2005 and here for another (2009)

I welcome comment on materials (via 'contact us') but please do NOT contact me requesting clinical consulations or medico-legal reports as I do not undertake such work any more.

Note that Inquiry into 'Schizophrenia' (ISL) (CLICK) is being analysed - CLICK HERE to see Preliminary Findings

 Master Classes in Mental Health-flyer  

Master Class 1 (5 Oct)
Film Link to vimeo; Click here for ppt slides; Click here for list of references
Click here for transcript of talk
Master Class 2 (19 Oct)
Film link to vimeo;  click here for ppt slides; click here for references
Click here for transcript of talk
Master Class 3 (2 Nov)
Film link to vimeo; Click here for slides; Click here for references
Click here for transcript of talk
Master Class 4 (16 Nov)
Film Link to vimeo; Click here for slides;
Master Class 5 (7 Dec postponed from 30 Nov)
Film link to vimeo; Click here for slides; Click here for list of references
Click here for transcript of talk
Master Class 6 (14 Dec)
Film Link to vimeo; Click here for slides;
Global Mental Health' Movement is very contraversial. if canbe construed as a form of imperialism associated with finding markets for Big pharma. CLICK HERE to see article in Openmind.
CLICK HERE to see letter that he journal Nature declined to publish

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 Who am I ?


I used to be at the European Centre for Migration & Social Care (MASC) at University of Kent. Now, my main (honorary) attachment is: Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities at  London Metropolitan University. More...

My NEW Book is:

Mental health, worldwide; culture, globalization and development

Click here to see details

Click here for a list of recent publications

I have some chapters in a new book (festchrift) edited by Roy Moodley and Martha Ocampo (of Toronto)

 Critical Psychiatry and Mental Health 2014

click here for details

My first book (1988)  now considered a seminal publication has been re-issued as a classic Click here

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Research/Capacity Building in Sri Lanka

I was consultant to a program in Sri Lanka between 2007 and 2012  click here to see more......

Some earlier books:

Cultural Diversity, Mental Health and Psychiatry: The Struggle Against Racism" (2003) (click)

Cultural diversity, mental health and psychiatry: The struggle against racism

Mental Health in a Multi-ethnic Society: A Multi-disciplinary Handbook (2009)

(click to see)
New edition now avaliable



Classic text completely re-written as third edition  2010:

link to Mental Health Race And Culture book on Amazon

 

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