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 teeeth at the time - until 1995 where I chaired its National Standing Committee on Race and Culture. I am involved in voluntary organisations (NGOs) providing mental health services for people from minority ethnic ('racialised') groups in the UK and also for people 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 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 main book is Mental Health Race and Culture now in it's third (entirely revised) 2010 edition  ...more

link to Mental Health Race And Culture book on Amazon

Click to listen to podcast of interview on this book

Click here for a list of recent publications

NEW BOOK March 2014

Click here to see details

.Forthcoming book edited by Roy Moodley and Martha Ocampo (of Toronto) may be worth looking at

 Critical Psychiatry and Mental Health in press for May 2014

clik here for details

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Research/Capacity Building in Sri Lanka

I am consultant to a program in Sri Lanka click here to see more......

Some earlier book:

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)



Another newish book is a  2009 second edn of Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic SocietyNew edition now avaliable

 

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