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Mental health, human rights and standards of care

World Health Organization WHO; Regional Office for Europe, (2018)


Assessment of the quality of institutional care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the WHO European Region. The specific objectives of the project were to address gaps in knowledge about the number and characteristics of such long-term institutions and to identify deficiencies in current care standards through the lens of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This publication examines and rates the quality of care and protection of human rights in selected institutions in over 20 countries in the Region using the WHO QualityRights toolkit. It identifies steps to take to continue progress toward deinstitutionalization and to ensure respect for the rights of people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities.
http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/001...


New WHO prevalence estimates of mental disorders in conflict settings: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Fiona Charlson, Mark van Ommeren, Abraham Flaxman, et al., (2019)


The Lancet Published Online June 11, 2019 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(19)30934-1 More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new UN-backed report, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones. Around 22 per cent of those affected, suffer depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to this analysis. The study also shows that about nine per cent of conflict-affected populations have a moderate to severe mental health condition; substantially higher than the global estimate for these mental health conditions in the general population.
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/...


Providing mental health first aid to a co-worker. Mental Health first aid guidelines

MHFA, Eds.: MHFA, (2010)


Work can be beneficial or harmful to mental health depending on the circumstances. If a person has a mental health problem, being at work in a supportive workplace can assist in their recovery. The level of support needed will fluctuate, as the symptoms of most mental health problems come and go over time. Providing mental health first aid when a worker is showing the early signs and symptoms of a mental health problem is important, as it can assist the person to return to their usual performance quickly. Failing to provide mental health first
https://mhfa.com.au/mental-health-first-aid-guidel...


A guide for caregivers of people with mental illness

MHFA, Eds.: MHFA, (2009)


Mental illness can affect not only the life of the person with the illness, but also their close family, partners and friends. Significant people in a person’s life are often a source of support with the illness. However, family, partners and friends may be faced with a loved one’s mental illness without much information on ways to deal with it and its impact on their life. NOTE: This guide is NOT a replacement for medical advice and we strongly recommend that you or the person you care for discuss issues related to treatment with a clinician.
https://mhfa.com.au/mental-health-firs...


African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Children ACERWC, (1990)


Adopted by the Twenty-sixth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - July 1990
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Charte Africaine sur les Droits et le bien-etre de l'Enfant

Comité Africain d’Experts sur les Droits et le Bien-être de l’Enfant CAEDBE, (1990)


Adoptée par la Vingt-Sixième Conférence de Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement de l’OUA,Addis Abéba (Ethiopie) - Juillet 1990
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Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia: WHO guideline

Eds.: World Health Organization (WHO), (2019)


The WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia provide evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia. These WHO Guidelines are an important tool for health care providers as well as governments, policy-makers and other stakeholders to strengthen their response to the dementia challenge. Available in various languages at: https://www.who.int/mental_health/neurology/dementia/guidelines_risk_reduction/en/
https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/3...


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.
https://www.who.int/mental_health/publications/gui...


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