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WPA guidance on steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care

Thornicroft, Graham, Alem, Atalay, Dos Santos, Rnato Antunes, Barley, Elizabeth, Drake, Robert, Gregorio, Guilherne, Hanlon, Charotte, Ito, Hiroto, Latimer, Eric, Law, Ann , Mari, Jair Mari, McGeorge, Peter, Padmavati, Ramachandran, Razzouk, Denise, Semrau, Maya, Setoya, Yutaro, Thara, Rangaswamy and Wondimagegn, Dawit (2010) WPA guidance on steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care World Psychiatry, 9 (2). pp. 67-77.

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This paper provides guidance on the steps, obstacles and mistakes to avoid in the implementation of community mental health care. The document is intended to be of practical use and interest to psychiatrists worldwide regarding the development of community mental health care for adults with mental illness. The main recommendations are presented in relation to: the need for coordinated policies, plans and programmes, the requirement to scale up services for whole populations, the importance of promoting community awareness about mental illness to increase levels of help-seeking, the need to establish effective financial and budgetary provisions to directly support services provided in the community. The paper concludes by setting out a series of lessons learned from the accumulated practice of community mental health care to date worldwide, with a particular focus on the social and governmental measures that are required at the national level, the key steps to take in the organization of the local mental health system, lessons learned by professionals and practitioners, and how to most effectively harness the experience of users, families, and other advocates.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
Thornicroft, Graham
Alem, Atalay
Dos Santos, Rnato Antunes
Drake, Robert
Gregorio, Guilherne
Hanlon, Charotte
Ito, Hiroto
Latimer, Eric
Law, Ann
Mari, Jair Mari
McGeorge, Peter
Padmavati, Ramachandran
Razzouk, Denise
Semrau, Maya
Setoya, Yutaro
Thara, Rangaswamy
Wondimagegn, Dawit
Date : 1 June 2010
DOI : 10.1002/j.2051-5545.2010.tb00276.x
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved
Uncontrolled Keywords : Balanced care model, Community awareness, Community mental health care, Human resources, Human rights, Mental health services, Psychiatrists, Quality assurance, Training, budget, consensus development, family, financial management, funding, government, health care cost, health care organization, health care planning, health care policy, health care quality, health care system, health program, health promotion, help seeking behavior, human, human rights, mental disease, mental health service, patient advocacy, practice guideline, priority journal, psychiatrist, public hospital, residential care, resource allocation, review, scale up, social aspect, staff training
Depositing User : Diane Maxfield
Date Deposited : 19 Jul 2019 16:25
Last Modified : 19 Jul 2019 16:25

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