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Qualitative Research in Mental Health:
Trajectories Towards a New Era

Announcement regarding the COVID-19 outbreak


Dear Participants of QRMH8 conference,

we would like to assure you that we are consistently and carefully monitoring the situation with the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19. In parallel, we are working full time on preparations for the QRMH8 conference in Malta and, given the time ahead of us (March to September), our plans for the upcoming event remain in place.

However, given that our absolute priority is the health of our participants, we are paying close attention to any developments, and will be following the guidance of the World Health Organization (WHO) and national and local public health authorities.

At the time being, we do not have plans to postpone or cancel the 8th Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference (QRMH8 | 17-19 September 2020).

Should the situation change, we will advise all delegates, exhibitors and partners through social media, email communication and the website.

Further information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the World Health Organization site, including daily updates, tips on travel and ways to stay healthy.


On behalf of the Organising Committee we look forward to welcoming you to Malta in September!

In the meantime, stay healthy and check any updates from us.

Please contact us if you have further questions.


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 17-19, 2020 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