Ken Carswell

Job role: 
Clinical Psychologist / Consultant
Member type: 
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Brief Biography: 

Ken Carswell is a UK trained Clinical Psychologist with a background in transcultural mental healthcare, global mental health and trauma, including research and publication in these areas. He worked for a number of years in the UK health service providing psychological services to survivors of torture and UK military veterans. Subsequent to this, he worked with TPO Cambodia as part of a capacity building project to develop the psychological services they provide. He is currently a consultant at the WHO where he is supporting a number of different projects. He has particular interests in refugee mental health, building the capacity of psychosocial and mental health services in low resource countries and the psychological wellbeing of humanitarian workers. 

Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
Asia
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Self-Help Plus (SH+): a guided multimedia psychosocial self-help package

A multimedia self-help package delivered by facilitators with minimal training.
Region: 
Africa
Middle East
Europe
Population: 
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
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Step-by-step: e-mental health in Lebanon

Developing and testing a WHO brief and scalable psychological intervention delivered through the internet.
Region: 
Middle East
Population: 
Adults
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Bridging the Human Resource Gap in Times of Imminent Need

WHO's Ken Carswell highlights the strengths of the newly released Mental Health Gap Action Programme Humanitarian Intervention Guide and some of the situations it has been implemented in recently.
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Where there is no psychologist

In moving away from expert-delivered interventions toward self-guided or lay facilitated interventions, survivors of adverse experiences and people living in protracted situations of adversity could gain access to unprecedented support. By developing, implementing and evaluating these interventions, entire populations gain the potential for increase capacity for self-help, improved mental health, resilience and better overall functioning.
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Approach: 
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Disorder: 
All disorders
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"Where there is no psychologist”: implementing low intensity psychological interventions for people in communities affected by adversity

Ken Carswell discusses the new programme of work on developing low intensity psychological interventions for communities affected by adversity being undertaken by the WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
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