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Global mental health from a policy perspective
J. Mackenzie / Overseas Development Institute 2014
Mental health is a critically important issue in global health today, and yet does not receive due policy attention. Mental illness will likely affect one in four people within their lifetime and neuropsychiatric conditions now accoun...
Mental health funding and the SDGs: what now and who pays
J. Mackenzie; C. Kesner / Overseas Development Institute 2016
In 2015 the world took a huge step forward by including mental health in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which set the global agenda for the next three decades. Now that they have been agreed, the world is looking to how the...
Voices from the field: using Photovoice to explore impacts of climate change on mental health in Nepal
Global Environmental Health 2016
Photovoice is a participatory research method that uses photos as a tool for deconstructing problems and questions raised by community members, with the goal of generating actionable solutions. The method enhances and builds c...
Mental health funding and the SDGs: what now and who pays
J. Mackenzie; C. Kesner / Overseas Development Institute 2016
Mental disorders affect one in four of us over a lifetime. It represents a huge cost to our health care systems and to the global economy, and affects some of the world’s most vulnerable people, through stigma and lack of underst...
Measuring health and well-being of young people in the Transfer Project
T. Palermo / UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre 2015
This policy brief addresses the knowledge gap that exists about the effectiveness of cash transfer programmes to impact young people’s health, development and well-being. The brief maps out a variety of emotional and physical as...
Social, economic, human rights and political challenges to global mental health
R. Jenkins 2011
The social, economic, human rights and political challenges to global mental health addressed in this paper explore the inextricable relationship between mental health, poverty and debt. They include the need for more health econ...
Psychosocial adjustment and mental health in former child soldiers – a systematic review of the literature and recommendations for future research
At any given moment, an estimated 300,000 children under 18 years of age are involved in armed forces or armed groups in more than 87 countries. This article reviews the available quantitative research on psychosocial adjustment and m...
Community-based rehabilitation for people with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review
The Campbell Collaboration 2015
There are estimated to be over one billion people with disabilities globally and 80% of them live in low- and middle-income countries. They are often excluded from education, health, and employment and other aspects of society leading...
The importance of global mental health for the Sustainable Development Goals
N. Votruba; J. Eaton; M. Prince; G. Thornicroft 2014
This paper argues that for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), there needs to be a recognition of the evidence showing the growing burden of disease and the extensive social and economic global consequences of mental disorder...
Mental health action plan 2013 - 2020
World Health Organization 2013
This report recognises 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 preve...
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