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The Friendship Bench - Zimbabwe


Working to enhance mental well-being and improve quality of life in communities. The Friendship Bench project is an evidence-based intervention developed in Zimbabwe to bridge the mental health treatment gap. Our mission is to enhance mental well-being and improve quality of life through the use of problem solving therapy delivered by trained lay health workers. We focus on people who are suffering from common mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression- kufungisisa.


Grohol, J., (2019)

Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health online resource. Since 1995, our award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 250 support groups to consumers.

Psychological Crisis Service


NGO “Ukrainian Professional Associationfor the Overcoming of Traumatic Events”, which operates the “Psychological Crisis Service” (“УкраїнськаАсоціаціяфахівцівзподоланнянаслідківпсихотравмуючихподій” operating “ПсихологічнаКризоваСлужба”). The professional association has set itself the dual goals of 1) training professional and volunteers and 2) delivering care for individuals suffering psychological trauma: refugees, soldiers, their families and also hospital staff and volunteers needing psychological support

Best Practice Portal

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, (2019)

The Best practice portal is designed to help you find practical and reliable information on what works (and what doesn’t) in the areas of prevention, treatment, harm reduction and social reintegration. It will help you identify tried and tested interventions quickly, allocate resources to what's effective, and improve interventions applying tools, standards and guidelines.

Standards and guidelines

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, (2019)

Guidelines and standards are popular instruments to promote quality and implement evidence-based recommendations. The translation of evidence-based recommendations into practice is the so called “implementation” process. In some cases it is sufficient to adopt the guidelines at service level; in other cases an adaptation to the local context is needed.

Publications on prevention of drug use and treatment, care and rehabilitation of drug dependence

United Nations Office on Drug and Crime UNODC, (2019)

Here you can download brochures, posters and leaflets for the prevention of drug use and treatment, care and rehabilitation programmes

Movement for Global Mental Health


The Movement for Global Mental Health (MGMH) is a virtual network of individuals and organisations that aim to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) where effective services are often scarce. Two principles are fundamental to the Movement: scientific evidence and human rights.

The World Mental Health Survey Initiative

World Health Organization WHO, (2019)

The WMH Survey Initiative is a project of the Assessment, Classification, and Epidemiology (ACE) Group at the World Health Organization coordinating the implementation and analysis of general population epidemiologic surveys of mental, substance use, and behavioral disorders in countries in all WHO Regions.

Ilajnasy. Online Psychotherapy

Lange, A.; P. Emmelkamp, et al., (2019)

In den letzten Jahrzehnten hat es im westlichen Raum eine ganze Reihe web-basierter Therapieangebote gegeben. Die Entwicklung und Erforschung eines der ersten web-basierten Therapiemanuale (Interapy) wurde in den Niederlanden unter der Leitung von Prof. Dr. Alfred Lange und Prof. Dr. Paul Emmelkamp vorangetrieben. Für die Nutzung im arabischen Sprachraum wurden diese Therapiemanuale von Prof. Dr. Christine Knaevelsrud und Prof. Dr. Birgit Wagner übersetzt, kulturell angepasst und evaluiert. Web-basierte Depression; Web-basierte Therapie Trauma

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