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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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
Global Minds 25 Mar 2016

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Global MINDS @ Western Summer Institute – Kenya 2017

Global MINDS @ Western is an Interdisciplinary Development Initiative of Western University, Canada with the objective of using social innovation approaches to catalyze the development, implementation, mobilization and evaluation of disruptive solutions for the wicked problem of reducing the global burden of mental disorders and related issues (e.g., suicide). Global MINDS is focused on innovating for low resource settings in low and middle income countries (LMIC) (e.g., East Africa region) and for marginalized communities within Canada. Through transdisciplinary collaboration and innovative pedagogy, we empower students and faculty to lead change and make a lasting impact starting now.

The team 01 Jul 2015

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MULTI-SECTORAL STAKEHOLDER TEAM APPROACH TO SCALE-UP COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH IN KENYA: BUILDING ON LOCALLY-GENERATED EVIDENCE AND LESSONS LEARNED (TEAM)

TEAM aims to effectively integrate mental health services with minimal expenditure of resources, into pre-existing, community-based, government funded, formal and informal health services in Kenya. The project is currently taking place in Makueni County an area without a single psychiatrist. TEAM’s main course is to strengthen effective, self-driven leadership and governance, and to provide comprehensive community mental health awareness to impact on attitude and behavioral change in the community.

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The LIPTK Project

Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) provides support to promote successful recovery, community reintegration and improved quality of life for people living with a mental illness or mental health concerns. With increase in income through either entrepreneurship or employment, people who are predominantly exposed to various forms of stigma find an avenue to interact with communities and command recognition and respect.

Sustainable and adapted treatment 01 Jan 2014

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THE COMPUTER-BASED DRUG AND ALCOHOL TRAINING ASSESSMENT IN KENYA (eDATA K)

This was a pilot program that aimed at developing and evaluating new concepts of integrated community-based mental health services to Somali refugees in the urban refugee settlement in Kenya. The study was divided into two pilot programmes which focused on assessing information on prevalence and situation of patients with severe mental health problems and their families and also addressed the gap of treatment knowledge in the community.

The studies helped the researchers to better understand the attitudes and expectations towards and the usage of different mental healthcare services within the community, ranging from western trained doctors to traditional healers. The study also recognized that most Somali patients with severe mental disorders have a trauma-related disorders and an addiction problem, often with a multiple functional relationship in the sense that khat is used in order to self-medicate trauma-related symptoms.

The DIALOGUE Project 01 Nov 2013

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The DIALOGUE Project

DIALOGUE was a project that sought to empower, supervise, support and include informal traditional and faith healers to deliver evidence based mhGAP-IG adapted psycho-social interventions to reduce mental health treatment gap in Kenya.

DIALOGUE discovered that traditional and faith healers (the clergy) and formal health care workers can collaborate successfully in providing mental health services in rural communities with limited access to specialist care. The study also proved that trained traditional and faith healers can effectively screen and make referrals of cases of depression to primary healthcare.

The mhGAP-IG mHealth Project 01 Nov 2013

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The mhGAP-IG mHealth Project

mHealth was a project that aimed at evaluating the applicability of a model that utilized mobile technology to train, supervise, support and monitor application of mhGAP-IG depression module on non-mental health workers.

mHealth successfully developed and utilized a mobile phone application software version of the WHO Mental Health Treatment Gap Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG), to screen and manage depression in patients attending four rural health centers.

Mobile Substance Use Intervention for HIV Prevention 01 Sep 2013

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Mobile Substance Use Intervention for HIV Prevention

Mobile Substance Use Intervention for HIV Prevention

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Identification of Psychosis-Risk Traits in Africa

Identification of Psychosis-Risk Traits in Africa

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