Gadjah Mada University
Subandi is a clinical psychologist graduated from Department Psychiatry, the University of Adelaide, Australia. His focus of research is on socio cultural aspects of mental health problems. In the last five years he has been working with Byron Good, a Medical Anthropologist from Harvard Medical School, to strengthen mental health services in Indonesia. This is very important because the number of mental health professionals (psychiatrist, psychologist, mental health nurse) in Indonesia is very limited. In response to this mental health gap, we develop a community based mental health team in primary health care centers. This team, which consists of GPs, nurses and mental health volunteers (cadres), could promote mental health services in the community.
socio cultural,mental health