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The mental health context : mental health policy and service guidance package

FUNK, Michelle
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This module describes the context in which mental health is being addressed and the purpose and content of the guidance package. The modules of the guidance package are summarized to provide an overview of the material in each. This module is intended for policy-makers, planners, service providers, mental health workers, people with mental disorders and their families, representative organizations and all other stakeholders in mental health. It provides readers with an understanding of the global context of mental health and enables them to select modules that will be useful to them in their particular situations

Networking for policy change : an advocacy training manual


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This training manual was prepared to help representatives of NGOs and other formal groups of civil society form and maintain advocacy networks and develop effective family planning/reproductive health advocacy skills. The manual's tools and approaches can be used to affect FP/RH policy decisions at the international, national, regional, and local levels. It identifies three building blocks of advocacy: the formation of networks, the identification of political opportunities, and the organisation of campaigns. The manual includes a section on each of these building blocks, with specific subjects presented in individual units. Units within each section contain background notes, learning objectives, and handouts. While the manual can be used in its entirety, it is designed to be used in sections depending on the particular needs of the network


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