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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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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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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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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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The global burden of disease attributable to alcohol and drug use in 195 countries and territories, 1990–2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

This systematic review used data from the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016 to calculate global and regional estimates of the prevalence of alcohol, amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine, and opioid dependence, and to estimate global disease burden attributable to alcohol and drug use between 1990 and 2016
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Policy and legislation
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit: Declarations and Recommendations

These resources are outputs from the Global ministerial Mental Health Summit that took place between the 9th and 10th of October in London. While the recommendations are for ministers, the declarations summarise the commitments that were made during the landmark event.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
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WHO Preventing suicide: a community engagement toolkit Pilot version 1.0 (2016)

This toolkit is a step-by-step guide for communities to engage in suicide prevention activities, acknowledging the critical role communities can play in preventing suicide.
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Training
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Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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WHO resources on dementia 2018

WHO have launched the Global Dementia Observatory, a data and knowledge exchange platform that facilitates sharing of key dementia information in the areas of policy, service delivery and information & research and a new policy guide which provides useful information to Member States for creating and operationalizing a dementia plan.
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Health promotion
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Empowerment and service user involvement
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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Guidelines for a faith-sensitive approach in humanitarian response

Guidance on faith-sensitive approaches for mental health and psychosocial programming in humanitarian contexts.
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Health promotion
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Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Dignity in Mental Health (World Federation for Mental Health)

World Federation for Mental Health 2015 campaign material for this year's World Mental Health Day theme "Dignity in Mental Health".
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Policy and advocacy
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Human rights
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Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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National Mental Health Awareness Campaign in Lebanon - Video

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Policy and advocacy
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WHO QualityRights Tool Kit

The WHO QualityRights tool kit provides countries with practical information and tools for assessing and improving quality and human rights standards in mental health and social care facilities.
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Evaluation
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Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Mental health action plan 2013 - 2020

The action plan recognizes the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It is based on a life-course approach, aims to achieve equity through universal health coverage and stresses the importance of prevention.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Prevention and promotion
Detection and diagnosis
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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WHO 'Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative' Report

The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
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Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Considerations for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

This literature review examines the overall landscape and current mental health context for Syrian refugees in Turkey at a broad level.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Policy and legislation
Empowerment and service user involvement
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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WHO Group Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for Depression

With this new manual, part of WHO’s mhGAP programme, the WHO gives guidance on the use of interpersonal therapy (IPT) using a 8 session group protocol.
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Training
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Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
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WHO resources on dementia 2017

For World Alzheimer’s Day 2017, WHO released a new set of resources for different audiences on how to contribute to improving the lives of people with dementia, their carers and families.
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Health promotion
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Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Detection and diagnosis
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Toolkit for the Integration of Mental Health

This Toolkit aims to support the understanding and implementation of integrated mental health programs in humanitarian settings. It clearly outlines the steps for integrated mental health programs, and includes key guidance and resources that strengthen the integration process among non-governmental implementing agencies, donors, and governments. You can also find International Medical Corps' Toolkit within the 'Collaborations' feature on MHIN.
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Linking Mental Health & NCD Priorities

This resource was developed by members of the World Federation for Mental Health, Mental Health Innovation Network and NCD Alliance to support advocacy by global health advocates seeking integration of Mental Health into policy, processes and actions to prevent and control NCDs.
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Policy and advocacy
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Advocacy
Prevention and promotion
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Mapping and Understanding Exclusion in Europe

Mental Health Europe and the University of Kent-Tizard Centre launch a report looking at the state of mental health services across Europe.
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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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WHO European Region Report: Mental health, human rights and standards of care

WHO/Europe has released a report assessing the quality of institutional care for adults with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the WHO European Region.
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Policy and advocacy
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
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CBM Video Toolkit End The Cycle

End the Cycle share mental health related tools and resources to help international development practitioners raise awareness of and practice disability-inclusive development.
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Health promotion
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Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
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Trauma of a Generation Report - HAI

Research presented in this report is intended to bring visibility to the range of complex and traumatic life experiences faced by Central American youth.
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Evaluation
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
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Report: A safe place to shine

This report details how to create opportunities and raise voices of adolescent girls in humanitarian settings.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Policy and legislation
Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Technology
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Leave No One Behind: Including All People with Disabilities in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

CBM Australia examines groups within the disability community at heightened risk of being left behind in development efforts – including people with psychosocial disabilities.
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Policy and advocacy
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Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Advocacy
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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WHO QualityRights Guidance & Training

The WHO Quality rights initiative has published 15 key training and guidance materials to transform these recommendations into practical on the ground solutions.
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Evaluation
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Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Helping the Helpers: 50 Resources for Humanitarian Workers

50 resources for wellbeing and effectiveness in the humanitarian sector.
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Health promotion
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Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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WFMH Report: Mental Health in the Workplace

"Mental Health in the Workplace” is the theme of World Mental Health Day 2017 and the World Federation for Mental Health has released a report to start the discussion on how we can define best practice in promoting mental health in the workplace.
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Research summaries and systematic reviews
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Policy and legislation
Empowerment and service user involvement
Detection and diagnosis
Training, education and capacity building

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