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Minds that matter : report on the consultation on human rights, mental health and addictions

ONTARIO HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
2012

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"Minds that Matter reports the findings from the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) province-wide consultation on the human rights issues experienced by people with mental health disabilities or addictions. It provides a summary of what we heard from more than 1,500 individuals and organizations across Ontario. Many people with mental health issues or addictions don’t know they have a legal right to be free from discrimination under the Ontario Human Rights Code"

Mental health and development : integrating mental health into all development efforts including MDGs

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (UNDESA)
September 2010

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This paper focuses upon integrating mental health into all development issues, including the MDGs. It presents mental health as an emerging development issue, highlights the vulnerability of persons with mental / psychosocial disabilities, and outlines mental health related to each millenium devleopment goal. It concludes by stating the response from the international community and makes recommendations for a way forward
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Mental health and development : targeting people with mental health conditions as a vulnerable group

FUNK, Michelle
et al
2010

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"This report on mental health and development is a call to action to all development stakeholders - governments, civil society, multilateral agencies, bilateral agencies, global partnerships, private foundations, academic and research institutions - to focus their attention on mental health
The report presents compelling evidence that persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities are a vulnerable group but continue to be marginalized in terms of development aid and government attention. It makes the case for reaching out to this group through the design and implementation of appropriate policies and programmes and through the inclusion of mental health interventions into broader poverty reduction and development strategies. The report also describes a number of key interventions which can provide a starting point for these efforts. By investing in persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities, development outcomes can be improved"

Community mental health policy

RADTKE, B
et al
2008

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This resource presents CBM’s community mental health (CMH) policy which "is human rights based, seeks to empower service users and facilitate their active participation in service provision, is culture, poverty and gender sensitive and based upon collaboration and networking with other organizations and the public sector." There are two main delivery models: integration of CMH into existing community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes, and implementation of CMH services into primary health care services provided by the government with sharing of resources or the implementation of stand-alone CMH services. This resource is useful for people interested in community mental health policy

Child first, migrant second : ensuring that every child matters

CRAWLEY, Heaven
February 2006

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This paper attempts to address the growing tension between family law, policy and practice and immigration law, policy and practice. The paper claims that this tension 'is closely associated with the politicisation of asylum and immigration policy and the growing use of the welfare state as a tool for controlling immigration'. The aim of this paper is to examine the impact of recent changes in asylum and immigration law and practice on children subject to immigration control, which increasingly look at immigrant children, first as immigrants and second as children. It focuses on four areas of experiences: policy and practice around separated asylum seeking children; the use of poverty and detention as instruments for controlling families, and the implications for the children; the implications of current policy on trafficked children; the invisibility of privately fostered children. This paper is aimed at policy makers, judges, practitioners and social workers who routinely come into contact with children subject to immigration control

Mental health policies and programmes in the workplace : mental health policy and service guidance package

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2005

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"This module outlines the types of mental health problems encountered in the workplace, their causes and impact. Importantly, it provides guidance to workplaces on how to develop and implement a workplace mental health policy and strategies to improve the mental health of employees"
Note: This module is part of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service planning. Each module addresses a core aspect of mental health

Policies for orphans and vulnerable children : a framework for moving forward

SMART, Rose
July 2003

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This paper presents a summary of the global orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) situation, and current policy responses. It is meant for individuals with strategic decision making responsibilties for HIV/AIDS programmes. It firstly defines what is meant by OVC and points out that sub-Saharan Africa has the most OVCs in the world and is therefore the focus of the paper. It outlines existing policy frameworks in responding to OVC including international and national instruments. It identifies policy gaps in national responses to the OVC crisis, and proposes a country-level OVC policy package based on current thinking. The focus is on children under 18 in general, and there is no response to specific age groups

Education for all : policy and planning lessons from Sri Lanka

LITTLE, Angela W
January 2003

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This report describes a framework for the analysis of the process of educational planning and policy making. The aim is to explore these issues using Sri Lanka as a case study of educational planning. The report also presents the Jomtien and Dakar World goals for education and the associated requirements for National Plans of Action within the frameworks for action. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in education, development and policy planning

Achieving universal primary education by 2015 : a chance for every child

BRUNS, Barbara
MINGAT, Alain
RAKOTOMALALA, Ramahatra
2003

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This study assesses whether universal primary completion can be achieved by 2015, the target date set by the Millennium Development Goals. This study focuses on the following two data gaps in many developing countries: the education policies that in many countries are needed for faster progress and the incremental financing required to support this progress. This study is useful for anyone interested in universal primary completion

Mental health legislation and human rights : mental health policy and service guidance package

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
2003

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"Mental health legislation is essential for protecting the rights of people with mental disorders, who comprise a vulnerable section of society. This module provides information to help guide the development of mental health legislation. The module begins by setting out the activities that are required before legislation is formulated. The content of legislation is then described, including substantive provisions for specific mental health legislation and substantive provisions for other legislation impacting on mental health. Process issues in mental health legislation are then outlined, including drafting procedures, consultation and the implementation of legislation"
Note: This module is part of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service planning. Each module addresses a core aspect of mental health

The mental health foundation

THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION

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The Mental Health Foundation is a mental health research, policy and service improvement organisation. This website features detailed mental health resources through their A-Z information on mental health problems, issues, treatments and options. Links to their publications, newsletter, podcasts, news archieve and blog are provided. This website is useful for people interested in mental health in the UK

Policy Paper on psychosocial interventions in Lebanon

ATAYA, Ola
SAHHAB, Layla
MOUSLEH, Dia Abou

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"This document is a policy paper that presents a design for a national plan on psychosocial interventions. It aims to develop and promote the national plan established during the July 06 war, as well as at building on the results and recommendations of psychosocial needs assessments carried out so far. It also aims to provide a tool to help develop a more comprehensive and inherent psychosocial model"

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