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The Manas Programm Doctor's Manual

Manashanti Sudhar Shodh, Eds.: Sangath; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, (2011)

A Program To Improve The Care For Patients With Common Mental Disorders In Primary Health Care. The essence of the MANAS model is to shift mental health care from mental health specialists to primarycare doctors and lay HCs (someone similar to other more widely available health workers) working as aprimary care team to improve the coverage and efficiency in treating CMD. This manual has been prepared based on the experience gained through the MANAS program and incorporates feedback from doctors who were involved in the program implementation. It outlines the details of the MANAS model and provides information on treatments that are relevant to doctors working in Primary Health Clinics

The Premium Counselling Relationship Manual

N. Chowdhary, H. Dabholkar; R. Velleman, et al., Eds.: Sangath; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, (2013)

his manual is for people who have had no formal training in counselling but wish to learn the necessary components to establishing an effective counselling relationship. It will be useful for anyone who is involved in counselling people with a mental health problem. his manual aims at providing counsellors with information about the basic skills required in counselling in a practical and simple to understand format. It is meant to accompany the Healthy Activity Program (HAP) and Counselling for Alcohol Problems (CAP) manuals for counselling patients with depression and harmful/dependent drinking in primary care settings.

Healthy Activity Program

A. Anand; N. Chowdhary, S.Dimidji and V. Patel, Eds.: Sangath; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, (2013)

The Healthy Activity Program manual aims at providing counsellors like you with information about counselling patients with moderate to severe Depression in primary care settings.

WHO QualityRights

Eds.: World Health Organization; QualityRights, (2019)

Act, unite and empower Accessed: 29.06.2019

L’initiative QualityRights de l’OMS Agir, unir, transformer pour la santé mentale

Quality Rights, Eds.: Organisation Mondiale de la Santé OMS, (2015)

QualityRights est l'initiative mondiale de l'OMS visant à améliorer la qualité des soins dispensés par les services de santé mentale et à promouvoir les droits humains des personnes souffrant de handicaps psychosociaux, intellectuels et cognitifs1. Cette initiative offre une nouvelle approche des soins de santé mentale axée sur les droits et le rétablissement.

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.

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 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.

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

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