Meeting the whole life needs of a person through
a community whole systems approach
The IMHCN and its partners have been at the forefront of pioneering community mental health services for the last twenty years.
- We promote the development and sustainability of community mental health services founded on the whole person and their whole life needs. We believe services must be developed through a Whole life – Whole Systems Community Approach.
- The objective is to build an integrated and comprehensive system with widespread community ownership capable of meeting the identified whole life needs of individuals and local communities.
- In most countries downsizing and closing the psychiatric institutions through a process of de-institionalisation as the main objective.
- It is widely acknowledged that this will improve peoples quality of life and provide opportunities for recovery from mental health issues. However, closing institutions does not necessarly lead to ending institutional thinking and practice.
- If these reforms are to be effective we should start by changing the thinking and practices within institutions by creating and applying a whole life recovery approach.
- This work brings many challenges and opportunities for people with mental health issues, family members, mental health workers, services and communities.
- We have designed programmes to assist people and organisations to make these changes which are being developed and have been implemented across the world.
You can read more about our work here.
We invite you to join us as members (services, individuals and communities) in promoting and developing our work in your country and internationally. For more information about membership go here.
Organized by Mental Health Department ASUI Trieste and Associations and Social Cooperatives of the territory in collaboration with
the Italian Ministry of Health and World Health Organization
Policies, among legislations, Laws and personal rights
Services, from health / care to Community Mental Health promotion
Powers, from excluding to including
Inequalities, among social determinants, needs and social rights to be realized
Among the topics:
- The constitutional value of the law and the enlargement of rights
- The state of the services and the subjects' self-advocay
- For a new community welfare
- Reforms in Mental Health in Europe and worldwide
- Abolition of coercion and today's risks
- De-institutionalization to be continued
- Legislative pathways and Policies for Community Mental Health today
- “No coercion – no restraint – open door”/Implementation of consensus actions on "No coercion - no restraint - open door"
- Dissemination of guidelines of WHO programs (mhGAP, QualityRights) and related training.
Draft Program, registration forms and info soon available on the meeting website www.triestementalhealth.org
Participation is free of charge but due to limited place we kindly ask you to register
Mental Health Department of Trieste - World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (WHO CC)
FRANCO AND FRANCA BASAGLIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL – THE PRACTICE OF FREEDOM
Report: The right [and the opportunity] to have a [whole] life
Trieste, Italy November 2017
This was an open interactive meeting with an exchange of new thinking, creative ideas and innovative practices. It included study visits to services and programmes, short courses and masterclasses on innovative practices, working groups and expert meetings.
- Epidemiology of Rights
- The issue of migrants and ethnic minorities
- The UNCPRD compliant services
- The biomedical paradigm or the asylum paradigm?
- How to avoid coercion and restraint?
- No more Mh laws?
- Rights or development?
- Global Mh and human rights
The presentations given at the meeting can be found here
Important documents related to human rights and mental health can be found here
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