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Framework for Strengthening Integration of Mental Health in Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV

4Children, (2018)

Poverty, HIV and other disease burdens, coupled with common mental disorders including alcohol and other substance use disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, clinical and postnatal depression, distress, and anxiety, impact how caregivers meet the needs of children. When mental health is not considered or addressed, there can be a significant impact on an individual, their family and the community.

Maternal Mental Health. A handbook for health workers

Alan J Flisher, Eds.: PMH , (2013)

The Perinatal Mental Health Project (PMHP) provides training to health workers and community-based workers involved in caring for mothers. This handbook is intended as a supplement to this training programme and as a resource to anyone involved with mothers and mothers-to-be. The handbook should be used in an active way: use it and add to it as best suits your local setting. The intended outcome of this handbook is to improve the quality of service offered to women in emotional distress and to meet the needs of maternal health workers, like you, who want to be better equipped in this task. The handbook covers a range of topics. Each chapter has a clear set of learning objectives and a summary. Some chapters include practical activities which should help with linking the theory with your practice.

Improving Maternal Mental Health

World Health Organization WHO, (2008)

The mental health of women not only adversely affects them, but its impact on their developing infant is also severe. If the ability of women to take care of their baby is compromised, the survival and development of the infant is jeopardized. Maternal depression in resource-constrained settings is linked directly to lower infant birth weight, higher rates of malnutrition and stunting, higher rates of diarrhoeal disease, infectious illness and hospital admission and reduced completion of recommended schedules of immunization in children. It also adversely affects physical, cognitive, social, behavioural and emotional development of children (1).

Standards for Community-Based Mental Health Services

J. Perry, L. Palmer, P. Thom, et al., Eds.: Royal College of Psychiatrists, (2017)

Psychological first aid: Guide for field workers. Available Languages

World Health Organization WHO, War Trauma Foundation and World Vision International , (2011)

This guide covers psychological first aid which involves humane, supportive and practical help to fellow human beings suffering serious crisis events. It is written for people in a position to help others who have experienced an extremely distressing event. It gives a framework for supporting people in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities. Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, Kiswahili, Korean, Myanmar, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Turkish, Ukrainian and Urdu.

Mental Health Services in the Community

European Union EU, (2018)

Good practices in Mental Health and Well-being

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