The Common Mental Disorders Group also hosts a Children and Young People’s Satellite based in New Zealand, a Suicide and Self Harm Satellite based in Wales, and works closely with Cochrane Global Mental Health in Italy.

Cochrane Global Mental Health

Verona, Italy

Cochrane Global Mental Health (CGMH) is located in the city of Verona in Italy. CGMH is affiliated with the University of Verona, and within that, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health and Service Evaluation, Section of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology.

CGMH is a new partnership that brings together the five Cochrane Review groups that cover the area of mental health: Cochrane Common Mental Disorders Group, Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Cochrane Developmental, Psychosocial and Learning Problems Group, Cochrane Drugs and Alcohol Group, and Cochrane Schizophrenia Group.

Children and Young People (CMD-CYP) Satellite

Auckland, New Zealand

Helping to provide evidence to support health decisions about children and young people’s mental health is a major priority for Cochrane Common Mental Disorders. To ensure we deliver effectively for Children and Young People we are currently establishing a Children and Young People’s Satellite. The Satellite is based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand led by our joint Co-ordinating Editor Sarah Hetrick. Sarah will work with a team of experienced editors who are specialists in Youth Mental Health.

The work of the Satellite will have a strong emphasis on input from children and young people (including those from indigenous populations e.g. Māori and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island young people) and will link with national mental health workforce development organisations through their youth advisory groups. The Satellite will formally launch in 2020 after an extensive priority setting exercise with Young People and other stakeholders (e.g. decision makers, health practitioners, family).

Suicide and Self Harm Satellite

Swansea, Wales

In 2014 CCMD set up a Suicide and Self-Harm Satellite group, based at the College of Medicine at Swansea University. Led by Professors Ann John and Keith Lloyd, the Satellite facilitates the synthesis, production, and dissemination of high-quality evidence on the effects of interventions and preventive strategies for suicide and self harm. Core activities of the Suicide and Self-Harm satellite include:

  • Undertaking prioritisation exercises to identify high-priority reviews in suicide and self harm prevention and interventions.
  • Production and dissemination of high-priority reviews relevant to the field; and translation of this knowledge into policy.