Barcelona, Spain

Mental health in the age of uncertainty.

when 15 July 2018 - 20 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 225

Instability is the new normal. Until not that long ago, social, political and cultural structures were perceived, in general terms, as stable and predictable. We are now heading to a more volatile and uncertain world where it is hard to see what is going to happen next and at any level: international, regional and local. In this context, dominated by narratives beyond real facts, mental health plays a new role, as does its social and cultural construction.

At the Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2018 we will cover how mental health challenges are being understood and addressed today, both in high-income countries, where they have been partially recognized as a key component of individuals’ wellbeing, and in low- and middle-income countries, where they represent an emergent but urgent topic.

International key experts and scholars will join us in Barcelona for an intensive week of knowledge sharing, debates of ideas and innovative solutions to improve mental health worldwide, with a special focus on most vulnerable populations.

Target group

Students and young professionals (up to 35 years old) from Medicine and related disciplines.
Proficiency in English is required.

Course aim

Developping participants’ competencies in the field of Global Mental Health.
Creating a network of young professionals interested in Global Mental Health and related issues.

Credits info

Certificate: Students who attend at least 80% of the course sessions will receive a certificate of participation.

Fee info

EUR 225: Includes course materials, activities and coffee.
Accommodation is NOT included. A list of housing options will be provided to accepted participants.
EUR 202: Students affiliated to IFMSA are entitled to a 10% fee discount. Affiliation will be verified by a letter signed by the local association chairperson. Payment details will be provided upon acceptance.


The Associació d'Estudiants de Ciències de la Salut (AECS) is handing out 100€ grants for Catalan undergraduates. The selection criteria will be announced at their official webpage: and through social media.