New frontiers: a view to the future

This final paper first summarises some of the major themes that previous authors have mentioned. The first theme is their endeavour to understand human beings in their ecological context. The second is that they also adhere to a (health) systems approach. The third theme refers to the proposed valuable research developments. This paper then elaborates on three ideas that deserve attention as potential ‘new frontiers’.

New frontiers in mental health and psychosocial wellbeing in low resource and conflict affected settings

This special, extra issue of Intervention marks the occasion of the retirement of Joop T.V.M. de Jong as a professor of cultural and global mental health at the VU University of Amsterdam. The editors of this issue are (former) PhD students and colleagues of Joop de Jong, who have been inspired by his trailblazing work.