Paradigm Shift in Mental Health in the Post-Covid era

Paradigm Shift in Mental Health in the Post-Covid era  A Zoom Round Table Webinar Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_diDZ5gTVSBmts6qB0H3Dww or you can view on YouTube via the European Science Open Forum (ESOF2020) The link will be available on the Science in the City Festival YouTube Channel 10.00 am …

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Hywel Davies 1955 – 2020

Hywel Davies 1955 - 2020 HYWEL DAVIES Hywel Davies passed away peacefully at Glangwili Hospital, Carmarthen, Wales on Sunday 29th March after a short illness. Hywel was a long term supporter of IMHCN and of the hearing voices movement. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. …

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Responding to Covid-19: New Zealand

Report by Rob Warriner KIA KAHA, KIA māIA, KIA ORA AOTEAROA: COVID19 PSYCHOSOCIAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING RECOVERY PLAN FOR NEW ZEALAND Update 20th May 2020: First draft of a National Mental Health Plan has been developed by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. See executive summary below: Executive Summary "The …

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Digital Mental Health and COVID-19: Using Technology Today to Accelerate the Curve on Access and Quality Tomorrow

As interest in and use of telehealth during the COVID-19 global pandemic increase, the potential of digital health to increase access and quality of mental health is becoming clear. Although the world today must “flatten the curve” of spread of the virus, we argue that now is the time to …

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COVID-19: how can we support each other (and ourselves)?

If you’re struggling to manage during the Covid-19 lockdown – whether you’re shielding, social distancing or self-isolating – you’re not alone. So many of us – whether we hear voices and see visions or not – are finding things tough. There are lots of different ways the current crisis may …

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Mental health and wellbeing during the #COVID19 pandemic

From WHO Eastern Mediterranean More tips and resources to help you care for your mental health and wellbeing during #COVID19 and throughout the Holy month of Ramadan. This week is all about sharing and caring but before we get to that, we’d like to hear from you. Did you stay …

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Visit to Manchester by Brazilian Mental Health Workers

The Brazilian Group Paul Baker hosted a week long guided tour for eight mental health workers from Brazil to Manchester,. The group visited a wide range of Mental Health Services and Organisations operating in Greater Manchester and Warrington, England, UK. Visiting 42nd Street, Young Peoples Project, City Centre Manchester They …

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The Future of Hearing Voices Network Cymru

The Future of Hearing Voices Network Cymru Development Meeting, Wednesday, 23rd October, 11.00 - 15.00 for lunch and discussion Venue: The Board Room, Prince Phillip Hospital, Llanelli Recently IMHCN supported the establishment Hearing Voices Network Cymru as a not for profit company. The focus of the new organisation will be …

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WFMH Condemns all Forms of Racism and Calls for an End to Inequalities, Racism and Police Brutality

"As a global mental health organisation we wish to express our outrage and concern recognizing the mental health consequences of longstanding racial inequalities and oppression which ultimately results in internalized intergenerational trauma and psychological distress. Racism and its subjugation of people as lesser or inferior leads to pervasive negative stereotypes …

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Mental health resources during coronavirus

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, looking after mental and physical health at work has never been more important.  Many of us may feel concerned or anxious, having less control over how we work and live our lives. This is a normal response and there are things you can do to …

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Australian National Emergency Plan for Mental Health

"The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is posing significant challenges for Australia including physical and mental health issues, economic consequences and disruptive changes to lifestyles of individuals, families and communities. Evidence shows there is likely to be a significant negative mental healtheconomic consequences for individuals and the community. Currently available data indicate …

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Brazil Covid-19 Report

Rossana Maria Seabra Sade Ph.D., Professor University State of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil, 08/05/2020 "I am carrying out with my research group, we are developing the analysis of the actions of the service, user, and professionals because of the current panorama. We selected 24-hour health centers (CAPS III), in cities …

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Situation in the Czech Republic in relation to Covid 19

Report by Jan Pfiefer, Psychiatrist, Czech Republic, 04/05/2020 " ... on a national level a strong discussion is being held about the need to accelerate the process of deinstitutionalisation, both in health care social services as well."Jan Pfiefer, Psychiatrist, Czech Republic In connection with the fact that institutional care (large …

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COVID-19 mental-health responses neglect social realities

A diagnosis is rarely a solution to problems caused by poverty and inequality Early in the COVID-19 outbreak, I was surprised and relieved that mental health was getting due attention. The World Health Organization released guidelines on how to protect your mental health in March. The UK government responded rapidly …

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