Mark van Ommeren

Job role: 
Public Mental Health Adviser
Affiliation: 
Member type: 
Policy Maker
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Asia
Disorders of interest: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Country: 
Switzerland

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Mental Health Among Displaced People and Refugees

Technical note from the World Bank Group, making the case for action to meet the mental health needs of displaced people and refugees
Page type: 
Policy and advocacy
Approach: 
Human rights
Advocacy
Training, education and capacity building
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Problem Management Plus (PM+)

Developing and testing a WHO brief, face-to-face, low-intensity, transdiagnostic psychological intervention.
Region: 
Africa
Asia
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Evidence in the face of adversity: studying psychological interventions in humanitarian settings

Communities affected by adversity, including those facing challenges caused by major humanitarian emergencies, need effective psychological interventions but there is a lack of practical and available tools to help large numbers of people.
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Protecting the most vulnerable: Supporting people with mental disorders during disasters

The issues to be discussed and debated during the World Humanitarian Summit are all worthy, however we must not let the special needs of people with mental disorders get lost.
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How to build better mental health systems after emergencies

In this podcast Dr Mark Van Ommeren, WHO focal point for mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies discuss the World Health Organization report, Building Back Better: sustainable mental health care after emergencies.
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Approach: 
Human rights
Training, education and capacity building
Disorder: 
All disorders