The create project 26 Mar 2019

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The create project

CREATE will address this gap by developing a locally-viable social business and accompanying evidence-based Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Toolkit to employ and support the overall functioning and wellbeing of people living with mental illness.
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genetics 26 Jan 2019

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Genetics and Genomics

We are venturing into genetics and genomics to identify the Biomarkers of mental and neurological illnesses like bipolar disorder, epilepsy and autism.

The above do not necessarily cover everything that we do. We accommodate anybody with a research proposal with the potential to make a positive contribution towards making affordable and evidence-based mental health services available and accessible to everyone.

26 Jan 2019

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Cost-effective biological and psychosocial Interventions for the various types of mental illnesses and substance use disorders

The high cost of mental health service is one of the main barriers to access in many low and middle income countries.

Our ultimate goal is to develop affordable evidence-based mental health and substance use interventions and services that are available and accessible.

Suicide 26 Jan 2019

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Suicide

We focus on the identification of suicide predictors by identifying risk and protective factors for suicide, and barriers and facilitators to uptake of services. This information is key in informing policy and interventions toward the prevention of suicide.

School mental health including substance abuse 26 Jan 2019

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School mental health including substance abuse

Poor mental health in school going children has been directly related to school dropout, difficulties in learning, behavioral problems, poor performance in school and truancy. Schools provide a great setting to promote mental well-being, prevent mental illness, facilitate early identification and intervention for children with mental illnesses and combat stigma associated with mental illness. Substance abuse also continues to be highly prevalent in the school setting with opportunity for induction into substance abuse.

Our work in this area focuses on mental health integration in schools as well as developing interventions that prevent early onset of mental illnesses and address risk of substance abuse.

Integrated Approach to Non-communicable 26 Jan 2019

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An Integrated Approach to Non-Communicable Diseases Interventions

We conduct research on the integration of mental health in the treatment and management of chronic non-communicable diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cancer
Community Mental Health 08 Dec 2018

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Community Mental Health

This is our core priority. We seek to take mental health to the level of the individual and the family

This is our core priority. We seek to take mental health to the level of the individual and the family; to their homes or to the nearest point of care such as the community dispensary, health centre or outreach point. We take a cross-sectional, multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach that seeks to identify and engage with all community stakeholders and all community physical and human resources who have contact with people with mental disorders. This involves both formal and informal sector administrators, opinion leaders and policy makers as well as the integration of different disciplines such as psychiatry, counselling, clinical psychology, nursing, human rights, health economics, anthropology, social science among many more. We align our approach on the MhGAP Intervention Guide and the WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2014.

19 Aug 2018

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Long Term Conditions and Mental Health in Kenya: Mainstreaming Community Based Practices

The combination of long-term physical and mental health problems (comorbidity) is one of the most serious public health challenges in the 21st century. However, there is little research into the experience of and care for these comorbid conditions at the community level, and this project aims to address this gap. We plan to improve our understanding of comorbidity health challenges as we make a vital contribution to tackling the gaps in knowledge and understanding of the impact of comorbidities, both for the individual and for health care provision.

This is the link to the Open University (COIN DD section) http://wels.open.ac.uk/coin-dd

Long-term condtions and mental health in sub sahara africa
Long-term condtions and mental health in sub sahara africa
Early childhood development 15 May 2017

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Depression / Treatment

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Early childhood development

Sound mental health is an important foundation to the holistic development of individuals and their ability to achieve success in school, work, and social interactions and contribute positively to the development of their communities.

We seek to use tried and tested approaches to promote mental well-being and support positive cognitive development to break the vicious cycle of mental illness from continuing through adulthood and having a detrimental effect on the quality of life of the individual.

substance abuse 15 May 2017

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Couple Counselling / Depression

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School mental health including substance abuse

Poor mental health in school going children has been directly related to school dropout, difficulties in learning, behavioral problems, poor performance in school and truancy. Schools provide a great setting to promote mental well being, prevent mental illness, facilitate early identification and intervention for children with mental illnesses and combat stigma associated with mental illness. Substance abuse also continues to be highly prevalent in the school setting with opportunity for induction into substance abuse.

Our work in this area focuses on mental health integration in schools as well as developing interventions that prevent early onset of mental illnesses and address risk of substance abuse.