Meeting for Minds is excited to hold our upcoming Meeting for Minds Switzerland SYNERGIES Launch Event, on 8 February 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Read more
Creation of Meeting for Minds Switzerland – May 2015 Pictured Here: Patrick Cosson (M4M Switzerland Vice President), Maria Halphen (M4M Read more
MARIA HALPHEN, DIRECTORMaria Halphen is originally from Sweden and an international collaborator on stigma research. She was inspired by the harrowing experiences of Susie Hincks, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia. As a result of further discussions with the wider mental health community, Maria gained valuable insights into the issues faced by those living with mental illness. Maria decided to devote her time and energy to create a foundation for encouraging and coordinating research at an international level and to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness through communication and education. Maria is also the President of the Philippe and Maria Halphen Foundation, which is under the auspices of the French Academy of Science in Paris, France.Gilles Lambotte is an Economics graduate from the University of Geneva. He became a founding partner of Octogone group, a global advisor in wealth management. After a year with Paribas Bank and with the French Foreign Service in the Middle East, Gilles joined U.M.C. Industries in the U.S.A. as Assistant Vice-President in the Mergers and Acquisition Department. In 1981, he became a Portfolio Manager at Bearbull and a Member of the Investment Product Committee before joining the board of Bearbull.
FABIENNE FURGER, GRAAP SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATOR ACTING AS SYNERGIES CH CO-COORDINATORFabienne Furger studied social sciences, has worked on research projects on self/mutual-help and is convinced by the value of lived experiences expertise and the necessity to take it into account in all concerned fields. Fabienne works at GRAAP in the community action sector, and has been mandated to act as the Co-ordinator of the Synergies CH project since June 2018. She coordinates the different encounters between the researches and the research partners with lived experience of mental illness, facilitating the emergence and exchange of their different forms of expertise.
Meeting for Minds is excited to hold our upcoming Meeting for Minds Switzerland SYNERGIES Launch Event, on 8 February 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland.