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Dear Visitor,

on behalf of all our teaching and research staff, I warmly welcome you on the website of the Institute of Mental Health at Semmelweis University.

The website primarily provides information to visitors interested in the educational programmes, research and academic work at the Institute.

The Institute of Mental Health was one of the founding members of the Faculty of Health and Public Services in 2010 and has been a central unit of the Faculty ever since.

The main focus of our academic work is to promote the physical, spiritual and mental health of individuals, families and communities in Hungarian society and to foster their development. Our training courses as well as the research carried out at the Institute are meant to serve this goal. We also consider it part of our mission to promote a general culture of mental health through the publications and textbooks edited by the Institute. We are proud of the conferences organized here as well as the active participation of our staff at symposia in Hungary and abroad. The Institute also provides the frameworks of a counselling service.

Currently, the Institute offers four specialist training courses and two masters courses. At the same time, we believe that our role extends beyond graduation; we find it important to accompany our students in their working life, to provide ongoing and research-based development of the curriculum, to prepare new training material and to promote a culture of mental health. Besides a firm academic background, our Institute and our training courses also offer an opportunity for professional development and accompaniment, access to new fields of research and a platform for sharing thoughts.

The Institute initiated the PhD program “Sociological and Mental Health Aspects of Individual and Community Resources”, which lies at the crossroads of medical and social disciplines. Its focus areas nevertheless refer it to the field of Social Sciences; therefore, it is considered as a program in Social Sciences.

The PhD program is the road leading to and preparing our students for an academic career. Our aim is to educate prospective academic professionals in an appropriate formal framework and enable them to meet the requirements of the future by teaching them the crafts of research.

Our website features an introduction to teaching and research staff at the Institute as well as the description of our activities (courses, research areas, the PhD program and the European Journal of Mental Health, founded by and edited at the Institute).

Beáta Dávid PhD habil.
Professor
Director of Institute