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Integrating mental health into primary care: a global perspective

Author: WHO;Wonca

Publication Year: 2008

Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations and acronyms used in this report
Message from WHO and Wonca
Executive summary
Introduction
Part 1: Primary care for mental health in context
Chapter 1: Primary care for mental health within a pyramid of health care
Chapter 2: Seven good reasons for integrating mental health into primary care
Part 2: Primary care for mental health in practice
Introduction
Argentina: Physician-led primary care for mental health in Neuquen province, Patagonia region
Australia: Integrated mental health care for older health in general practices of inner-city Sydney
Belize: Nationwide district-based mental health care
Brazil: Integrated primary care for mental health in the city of Sobral
Chile: Integrated primary care for mental health in the Macul district of Santiago
India: Integrated primary care for mental health in the Thiruvanthapuram District, Kerala State
Islamic Republic of Iran: Nationwide integrated of mental health into primary care
Saudi Arabia: Integrated primary care for mental health in the Eastern Province
South Africa: Integrated primary care services and a partnership for mental health primary care - Ehlanzeni District, Mpumalanga Province, and Moorreesburg District, Western Cape Province
Uganda: Integrated primary care for mental health in the Sembabule District
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Primary care for mental health for disadvantaged communities in London
Report conclusions
Annex 1: Improving the practice of primary care for mental health

Description

This report was developed jointly by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca) and presents the justification and advantages of providing mental health services in primary care. It also provides advice on how to implement and scale-up primary care for mental health, and describes how a range of health systems have successfully undertaken this transformation.

Format Download
Keywords primary care groups, mental health
Publisher WONCA
Classification mental health
ISBN 9789241563680
Pages 206
Categories: Reports
External Link http://www.who.int/
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