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In 2013, CBM and partners provided education and rehabilitation services (386 projects) reaching 801,785 persons.
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Dr Julian Eaton

Psychiatrist and Senior Mental Health Advisor

Dr Julian Eaton ©CBM
Dr. Julian Eaton
Dr Julian Eaton, a British psychiatrist, is the senior mental health advisor for CBM.  His task is to support projects that are focused on Community Mental Health, or include mental health and psychosocial support in their work, for example many Community-Based Rehabilitation programmes, and some neglected tropical disease or eye-, or ear-care programmes. CBM works with stakeholders including people with psychosocial disabilities to develop quality health services, and to advocate more effectively for improvement of health policies and in the implementation of those policies.

Dr Eaton and his wife Polly, an occupational therapist, were in West Africa between 2003 and 2016.  They were initially in southeast Nigeria working with a local mental health project with homeless people. They then lived in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, and in Lomé, Togo, where Julian worked as CBM’s advisor for Nigeria and the regional work in other countries.

Dr. Eaton is now based in London, where he shares his time between CBM and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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Community Mental Health

People with psychosocial disabilities are often ‘invisible’, have limited access to services and are excluded from full participation in community life.


West Africa

CBM operations to improve the lives of people with disabilities in West Africa



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