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Qualitative Research in Mental Health:
Trajectories Towards a New Era

Change the plan, but never the goal!

All of us have been looking forward to organizing the QRMH8 conference
on site, in Valletta, Malta this September.

However, based on consultations with public health experts, as well as the tourism and event management sector, it seems that international travel and event attendance is unlikely to return to normal this year. 

At the same time, vaccine distribution might not be widespread enough to allow attendees from many countries to travel or be reassured and relaxed about meeting with other people indoors. 

All these concerns were also portrayed in the online survey conducted a few weeks ago, based on which the QRMH8 chairs have decided, after careful consideration, that the QRMH8 conference will move online. Despite the de-escalation of the pandemic, the situation in September seems to be dubious about the realization of in-person events.
We feel that making this decision early on, allows us to plan creatively for a vibrant, intellectually rich online conference, which will be a mixture of interactive live sessions with Q&As, interesting poster presentations, networking opportunities and pre-recorded content. 

The University of Malta, Valletta Campus is excited to be our virtual host for this year’s conference as we work to keep our community connected through these unpreceded times.


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 online on September 9-11, 2021. 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