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Evidence Cafe: insights from experts

With the project well underway, the ARCLIGHT team is seeking to widen our understanding of the challenges both faced by the particular communities in which we are working alongside local people, and also across Guyana nationally. To gather insights from … Continue reading

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Presentation at The Open University

Mark Gaved presented the progress of the ARCLIGHT project at this year’s 40th anniversary CALRG conference at The Open University (‘Computers And Learning Research Group), 17th June 2019. Mark described the background context – challenges in supporting mental health in … Continue reading

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Reflections on Mental Health in Guyana

Reflections from Kerese Collins, ARCLIGHT Project Manager I first became aware of issues around mental health in Guyana around 2012. I had just returned home to Guyana after completing studies in Trinidad, and for reasons that now evade me I … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Guyana visit

Dr Tania Hart, from De Montfort University reflects on her visit to Guyana in May 2019 The World Health Organisation have identified 10 key threats to world health in 2019, one of which is weak primary health care systems (WHO, … Continue reading

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Offline networked learning

ARCLIGHT will be using innovative, low cost technologies to help promote our work, and collect and share stories of positive mental health. We will be using small, portable, battery powered Raspberry Pi computers that can be connected to from people’s … Continue reading

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Dr Helena A. Mitchell: Reconnecting with my Guyanese roots through PAR

Making the reconnection My interest in participatory action research (PAR) really developed following the successful completion of a PhD study. This involved a group of Guyanese women living with Type 2 diabetes in England. Like me they had migrated during … Continue reading

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Introducing ARCLIGHT

Over one billion people globally struggle with issues related to mental health, including depression, substance abuse and self-harm. Lack of research in implementation and policy change is further impeded by stigma, capacity shortages, and fragmented service delivery. In collaboration with Guyanese … Continue reading

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