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Barriers and facilitators of mental health programmes in primary care in LMICs

This Review aims to improve the understanding of implementation of mental health programmes in primary health care for common mental health disorders in low-income and middle-income countries. Objectives were to identify barriers and facilitators to implementation, and to adopt a pre-existing framework for understanding implementation determinants to synthesise available evidence and identify research gaps.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Interventions at the population- and community-levels for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in LMICs

This article and accompanying policy brief identify “best practice” and “good practice” interventions that can feasibly be delivered in low- and middle-income countries, to aid the identification of resource efficiencies and allocation in LMICs.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Policy and legislation
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Training, education and capacity building
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MHIN Research Summary ‘Global mental health’: the term and its implicit priorities

This is a MHIN summary for a Systematic Review entitled 'Global mental health’: systematic review of the term and its implicit priorities' (Misra et al., 2019).
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Systematic evaluation of the QualityRights programme in public mental health facilities in Gujarat, India

This systematic review is the first systematic large scale evaluation of the World Health Organization's QualityRights program.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Human rights
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Global Epilepsy Report: a public health imperative

Epilepsy: a public health imperative is the first global report on epilepsy summarizing the available evidence on the burden of epilepsy and the public health response required at global, regional and national levels.
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Health promotion
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Infographic marking World Refugee Day 2019: 5 Key Resources

This infographic highlights 5 key resources to take note of this #RefugeeWeek and #WorldRefugeeDay 2019.
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Health promotion
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Human rights
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New WHO prevalence estimates of mental disorders in conflict settings

This systematic review details new WHO prevalence estimates on depression, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia in conflict-affected settings.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Human rights
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Resources from the Blue Print Group

The group was founded in recognition of the need for better coordination between actors, agreed narratives for communication and more professional advocacy efforts in Global Mental Health.
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Policy and advocacy
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SAFER: A World Free From Alcohol Related Harms

SAFER is a World Health Organization (WHO)-led initiative to reduce death, disease and injuries caused by the harmful use of alcohol using high-impact, evidence-based, cost-effective interventions.
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Health promotion
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Policy and legislation
Advocacy
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‘Global mental health’: systematic review of the term and its implicit priorities

What do we really mean when we say "global mental health"? What are the implicit assumptions in what geographic regions and mental health conditions get included and which do not? This systematic review of global mental health and its implicit priorities discusses these findings.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Advocacy
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Policy Brief: Young People Will Transform Global Mental Health

Produced by the Young Leaders for the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development, this Policy Brief embodies the principles of Youth participation and calls policy makers to action with key recommendations to prioritise global action on mental health for young people.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
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Mental health of people detained within the justice system in Africa

This systematic review details mental health of people detained within the justice system in Africa and human rights abuses within these facilities.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
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Infographic: Protecting mental health and wellbeing across the SDGs

This infographic highlights actions recommended by the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development.
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Implementation
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Advocacy
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Twitter Story: Rebalancing Power in Global Mental Health

This Twitter Story is from the Rebalancing Power in Global Mental Health symposium co-hosted at LSHTM with Fracarita International and CBM International on 22 March 2019 to critically deliberate the status of unequal power structures in the field and how these differences can be rebalanced using the #FutureGMH.
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Policy and advocacy
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mhGAP Intervention Guide - Version 2.0

mhGAP Intervention Guide - Version 2.0 for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings.
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Screening/diagnostic tools
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Task sharing
Detection and diagnosis
Training, education and capacity building
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Seminar: Rebalancing Power in Global Mental Health

This symposium marked the Centre for Global Mental Health's 10 year anniversary and explored the historical dominance in the global north of knowledge generation in global health.
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Health promotion
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WISH Report on Addressing Anxiety and Depression: A Whole System Approach

This report makes the case that a prioritized, focused approach to anxiety and depression can mitigate the risks of these conditions, and contribute to the health and wellbeing of any nation.
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Evaluation
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Advocacy
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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Infographic: Child and Adolescent Mental Health

This infographic shares three things you should know about child and adolescent mental health including what the numbers are, the life-course approach and how to break the cycle.
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Policy and advocacy
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Rebuilding Lives: MHPSS in Protracted and Post-Conflict Settings

This report is a culmination of the UNICEF and German Government's led mental health expert-level meeting "Rebuilding Lives: Addressing Needs, Scaling-up and Increasing Long-term Structural MHPSS Interventions in Protracted and Post-Conflict Settings"
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Implementation
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Human rights
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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PRIME Documentary: Hear Our Voices - Mental Health in a Developing World

Hear Our Voices is a feature length documentary set in Nepal, India, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Africa, told from a patient perspective.
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Policy and advocacy
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Infographic: Health Systems Strengthening for Mental Health

This infographic highlights three tools for rights-based mental health system reform.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
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Policy Brief: Mental health for global prosperity

MHIN policy brief prepared for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos 2019.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Can mental health treatments help prevent or reduce intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries?

This systematic review identified few studies evaluating the impact of mental health treatments on the prevention or reduction of intimate partner violence in low- and middle-income countries despite epidemiological research suggesting that this would be a beneficial direction for research and intervention. The conclusion calls for further research in diverse settings and with diverse populations.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Detection and diagnosis
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The CBM/BasicNeeds Self-Advocacy Tool Kit for Mental Health Service Users

A self-advocacy toolkit for people with MNS disorders, developed by Basic Needs and CBM.
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Policy and advocacy
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Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
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Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT)

A smartphone app, HHoT, provides step-by-step guidance on how to implement a disability inclusive emergency response. Launched in 2018 the HHoT app also includes specific guidance on the inclusion of people with psycho-social disabilities.
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Implementation
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Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Task sharing
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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UNICEF Operational Guidelines: Community-based mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings

UNICEF Operational Guidelines on Community-based mental health and psychosocial support in humanitarian settings: Three-tiered support for children and families.
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Health promotion
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Task sharing
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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UNICEF (2018) MHPSS in Emergencies Advocacy Brief

UNICEF promotes a holistic, community-based approach to child protection programming and further describes its approach, through an Advocacy Brief on MHPSS in Emergencies.
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Policy and advocacy
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Advocacy
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Policy Brief: Mental Health and Human Rights

MHIN policy brief prepared for Human Rights Day 2018 observed every year on the 10th of December.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
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World Mental Health Day 2018 Events

We have collated a list of World Mental Health Day Events happening in 2018 to mark World Mental Health Day.
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Health promotion
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Advocacy
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Human Rights Day 2018: Content Round-Up

A round-up of spotlight innovations, resources and organisations dedicated to protecting the rights of people with psychosocial disabilities
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Policy and advocacy

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