This site is part of an ongoing, collaborative project to compile and share important resources for Global Mental Health (GMH). Our desire is to provide a "global map for a global movement" to help navigate the GMH domain better and find relevant ways for connecting and contributing. The site is committed to complement the other efforts in progress in order to develop GMH broadly. We welcome your suggestions and materials in order to make GMH-Map as useful as possible. Click here for more information about the overall project and click here for ideas about how to contribute content.
Contact us at: GMHmap@gmail.com
Poppy field, countryside outside of Geneva.
How we view GMH:
"GMH is an international, interdisciplinary, and multi-sectoral domain which promotes human well being, the right to health, and equity in health for all. It encourages healthy behaviours and lifestyles; is committed to preventing and treating mental, neurological, and substance use conditions (MNS); and seeks to improve policies and programs, professional practices and research, advocacy and awareness, and social and environmental factors that affect health and well being." (GMH--Finding Your Niches and Networks, 2012)
GMH: Strategies for Staying Updated, Kelly O'Donnell, Psychology International, March 2014, Vol. 25, No. 1
Click here for full version of the article (this Psychology International issue has many articles related to GMH/international psychology)
GMH and NGOs: Working Together Well! (short version of power point-plenary session, HimalPartner GMH Seminar, Oslo, 7 March 2014)
GMH-Map Resource Update: March 2014 ( core materials for GMH orientation)
New book: Edited by Kelly and Michele O'Donnell--Global Member Care: (volume 2): Crossing Sectors for Serving Humanity.
Just posted: Gathering on Mental Health and the Church (Orange County, California, USA 28 March 2014) NAMI, Catholics, and Evangelicals seriously connect on behalf of mental health with an estimated 10,000 people participating in person/online. See the article: Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame? Also see: more reflections by a plenarist; NAMI news; the Event website
Just Posted: United Nations General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Policy Brief 4: Recommendations on Human Rights. (Helpful update/perspectives on the macro picture/efforts for development, justice, and wellbeing for all.)
Just Posted: GMH newsletters from the Movement for Global Mental Health. Archived on their site here: http://www.globalmentalhealth.org/newsletter-archive (for more newsletters/updates from other GMH organisations, see item 1 located here: https://sites.google.com/site/gmhmap/home/what-s-new
Just Posted: Hidden Pictures Project. The first short video features the work of Vikram Patel in India, recruiting and training community members to provide basic counseling.
Just Posted: Currently there are at least five GMH edited volumes, full of materials useful for practice, policy, health systems, advocacy, training, etc. These are: GMH: Trauma and Recovery (2011, edited by Richard Mollica); 21st Century GMH (2012, edited by Eliot Sorel); and GMH: Principles and Practice (2013, edited by Vikram Patel, Harry Minas, Alex Cohen, and Martin Prince), Public Mental Health: Global Perspectives (2013, edited by Lee Knifton and Neil Quinn), and Improving Mental Health Care: The Global Challenge (2013, edited by Graham Thornicroft, Mirella Rugeri, and David Goldberg)
Coming soon:The special GMH issue from Intervention: International Journal of Mental Health, Psychosocial Work, and Counselling in Areas of Armed Conflict and Psychology Serving Humanity: Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of Psychology (Volume One: Majority World Psychology; Volume Two: Western Psychology).
Just Posted: International Council of Nurses. (2007). Occupational health and safety management programme for nurses. Geneva: Author.["Nurses are the principal group of health care personnel providing primary health care at all levels and maintaining links between individuals, families, communities and the rest of the health care system. Working with other members of the health care team and other sectors or on their own, nurses explore new and better ways of keeping well, or improving health and preventing disease and disability. Nurses improve equity and access to health care and add quality to outcome of care." page 7]http://www.icn.ch/images/stories/documents/publications/guidelines/guideline_occupationalhealth.pdf
Just Posted: WHO Resolution 134 R8 (24 January 2014). Contributing to social and economic development: Sustainable action across sectors to improve health and health equity (follow-up of the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion) http://apps.who.int/gb/ebwha/pdf_files/EB134/B134_R8-en.pdf ["Recognizing that a number of mental disorders can be prevented and that mental health can be promoted in the health sector and in sectors outside health and that global support is necessary for national and local work on mental health and development, including through the Mental Health Action Plan and the WHO MINDbank;"]
Just Posted: WHO GMH and the MH Action Plan (five minute video)
Just Posted: WHO MINDbank Online Platform (launched on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013 and on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;. This tool "brings together a range of country and international resources, covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development. These include policies, strategies, laws, and service standards." It is part of the WHO QualityRights Project and supports the WHO Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020).
Just Posted: The Core Humanitarian Standard (draft from 9 December 2013 "...supports humanitarian actors to apply fundamental humanitarian and human rights principles, improve the quality and effectiveness of assistance, and bring greater accountability to communities and people affected by disaster." Consultative input is requested through March 2014. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recently Posted: Position Statement on Mental Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Movement for Global Mental Health, September 2013)
Recently Posted: GMH-Geneva and CART model (proposal for a GMH net-hubs--why not set up these informal groups in strategic locations?)
Recently Posted: Investing in Mental Health: Evidence for Action (WHO, September 2013, 36 pages)
Recently Posted: UNHCR's MHPSS for Staff and for Persons of Concern (two reports, 2013)
Recently Posted: GMH Forum: Sustainable Development through Global Action--The Case for Investing in Mental Health (hosted by the Centre for Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London--27,28 September 2013)
Recently Posted: GMH Week+ Geneva: Connecting-contributing via a strategic week of events/activities (3-11 October 2013)
3-4 October: Webster University’s Psychology/Counselling Conference--Ties that Heal (existential, interpersonal, neurobiological pathways to healing)
3-4 October: Geneva colleagues will be joining with many others from around the world for the International Forum on Innovation in Mental Health, Lisbon (this is the first technical meeting of the Gulbenkian GMH Platform)
8 October: Working Consultation—Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Low Resource Countries (Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, NGO Forum for Health, USAID Victims of Torture Fund, WHO Collaborating Center on Mental Health of the University of Geneva—Department of Psychiatry) click here for flyer
8 October: Knitting the Net (informal dinner event for developing GMH connections and sharing GMH reflections)
9 October: MHPSS in Emergencies: How Do the Existing Guidelines Help Practical Applications Across Sectors? (IASC event convened at the United Nations, focussing on th IASC 2007 MHPSS guidelines in emergency settings and subsequent materials for different users/settings)
10 October: Hidden Pictures part of the worldwide film screening and World Mental Health Day (Webster University, co-organised with the NGO Forum for Health; click here for more information on the Webster University screening and the poster for the Webster University screening; note that the theme this year for WMHD is Mental Health and Older Adults; click here to see the list of previous WMHD themes since the first one in 1992)
11 0ctober: Breaking the Chains of People with Mental Illness in Indonesia (film screening at WHO)
Recently Posted: Building Back Better: Sustainable Mental Health Care after Emergencies (WHO publication launched in Geneva on International Humanitarian Day, 19 August 2013; three broad emphases: crises as opportunities to develop mental health care, 10 national case examples, lessons learnt). Click here to view the powerpoint for Building Back Better (presented the August launch, WHO Geneva)
Recently Posted: GMH: A Resource Map for Connecting and Contributing (keynote/powerpoint presentation at the Nordic WHO Simulation Conference, Copenhagen, 7 August 2013--a GMH overview including six short video links; click here for the handouts)
Recently Posted: Two International Courses on Mental Health (MH Law and HR-- India; MH Policy and Services--Portugal).
Recently Posted: Some Core Resources for GMH Orientation (updated)
Recently Posted: WHO Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 (final version, 27 May 2013)
Recently Posted: Grand Challenges in Global Mental Health (five-part series of articles in PLOS Medicine focusing on integrating mental health into other health care platforms, emerging from the 2012 NIMH workshop "Grand Challenges in GMH"; open access online)
New Responses to a Challenge for Governments, UN Agencies and Civil Society
6-8 June 2013 Geneva, in/around the Centre International de Conférences Genève
EMDR with Survivors of Mass Disaster and the WHO Global Mental Health-Action Plan
[Special side event on the occasion of the 66th World Health Assembly
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 12:00-13:30; United Nations Geneva—NGO Resource and Service Centre]
Posted First Quarter 2013 : Mental Health: Breaking Down Barriers (10 articles). This is the special theme of the March-April 2013 issue of Health Progress (Volume 94, number 2, Catholic Health Association of the United States).
Posted First Quarter 2013: Three GMH updates related to UN/WHO--GMH Action Plan, NCD Action Plan, Sustainable Developmental Goals.
Posted First Quarter 2013: Global Mental Health Special Issue, International Health (March 2013--three of the 11 GMH articles are available online for free, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)
Posted First Quarter 2013: The Human Development Report 2013--The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. This is the annual report from the UN Development Program. The Overview section is easy to review, especially in light of busy schedules!
(International Perspectives in Psychology: Resarch, Practice, Consultation, 2012, Volume 1, Issue 3). Note: This is the foundational research article for the intial development of the GMH-Map website.
Note: More postings are in the What's New! section
1. Here are just a few of the dozens of categories of GMH resources to include on this site.
We hope to also include many resources by Region and Language.
For suggestions for contributing content (resource lists) click here.
2. Setting up GMH Net-Hubs in different locations.
Click here for a one-page proposal with ideas for setting up informal GMH affiliations.
The initial focus is in Geneva but is is also applicable to other settings internationally.
3. Staying Connected (some examples--click here for more):
Movement for Global Mental Health: http://www.globalmentalhealth.org/
NGO Forum for Health (Mental Health section--site under reconstruction November 2012): http://www.ngo-forum-health.ch
Psychology Resources Around the World: http://bit.ly/pratw
in2MH (see the description/links for 10 online GMH communities): http://in2mentalhealth.wordpress.com/
Centre for Global Mental Health: http://www.centreforglobalmentalhealth.org/
Centre for International Mental Health, University of Melbourne http://cimh.unimelb.edu.au/news_events/cimh_newsletters
4. Staying Current:
Masters degree programmes in Global Mental Health (starting August/September 2012):
2. University of Glasgow (GMH)
3. Univeridade Nova de Lisbao, Faculty of Medical Sciences, MH Department (Mental Health Policy and Services)
4. Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (Counseling Psychology/GMH)
New: GMH and its Discontents (a summary of conference/workshop at McGill University in July 2012 on GMH: Bridging the Perspectives of Cultural Psychology and Public Health)
New: WHO QualityRights Project--Toolkit lauched 15 June 2012 (goals: improve the quality and human rights conditions in mental health and social care facilities; empower civil society organization to advocate for the rights of people with mental and psychosocial disabilities)
New: Resolution on the Global Burden of Mental Disorders (World Health Assembly--WHO, 25 May 2012)
New: Harvard Review of Psychiatry special issue on GMH ( January-Febraury 2012, eight articles)
New: GMH--Finding Your Niches and Networks (Psychology International, March 2012--brief article for orientation to GMH)
New: Access to the World of Psychology (Psychology International, March 2012--brief article on broadening psychology globally)
Review: Recent contributions via Research, Practice, and Advocacy in the What's New! section
Connect: Some of the main ways to stay updated via online sources: GMH-related newsletters
Watch: WHO's short video (2011) presenting a GMH overview and mental health in
Train: Menal Health in Complex Emergencies (Geneva, 30 Sept-6 Oct 2012 )
Sunflower field, countryside outside of Geneva.
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