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Qualitative Research in Mental Health:
Trajectories Towards a New Era


QRMH8 rescheduled for 9-11 September 2021

Dear QRMH8 presenters & participants,

We are carefully monitoring the situation with the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, paying close attention to any developments, and following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO), national and local public health authorities.

We are globally facing unique circumstances due to the pandemic, a situation of limited predictability of how the situation will evolve in the following months. In the framework of this existing fluidity in several sectors worldwide including the restrictions on international travel, movement of visitors,  and group meetings , we have decided to postpone  the QRMH8 for next year 2021.

Given that our absolute priority is the health of colleagues, associates, and event participants, we have decided to reschedule this year’s event for Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th September 2021.  We are choosing to avoid transferring this event to an online platform, as we believe that participants gain enormously from personal engagement, contact and sharing , and therefore it is important for us to meet, even if we have to postpone the conference by a year.

Less than a month ago, we have completed the evaluation process and notified all presenters about their contribution. This process has confirmed that QRMH8 will continue the legacy of the previous conference editions, and we are very pleased with the submissions which reflect high quality academic research.

Your contribution is of course still valid for QRMH8 in 2021!

We warmly invite you to continue this conference journey with us.  In the coming months we will be communicating with you in an interactive and collaborative way regarding the conference programme. Please stay tuned for further details!  

For all practical information about your participation in the 2021 conference (submissions & registrations status for next year) please read the related policy HERE.

We look forward to seeing you in Malta in September 2021. 

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy and Stay Positive!
Thank you for your understanding.

Conference Chairs
Angela AbelaUniversity of Malta, Malta
Maria BorcsaUniversity of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, Germany


The Qualitative Research on Mental Health conference has been established as an international transdisciplinary forum for dedicated qualitative research on a range of topics in the field of mental health, using a variety of methodologies and approaches.

Previous conferences attracted strong international interest from a diversity of backgrounds, including service users, health and social care professionals, social scientists and health policy makers, and created a space for lively and enriching discussions. 



The 8th Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference (QRMH8) is due to take place on September 9-11, 2021 in Valletta, Malta. The conference is jointly chaired by Angela AbelaUniversity of Malta and Maria Borcsa, University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen in cooperation with national and international colleagues.


For any further questions regarding the QRMH8 please contact.

T. +30 2310 433099
F. +30 2310 433599