Capacity Building

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Capacity building and training in global mental health and public mental health 

The optimal approach to building capacity in mental health care around the world will require partnerships between professional resources and promising health-related institutions. These partnerships need to be sustainable, develop quality in clinical care and research, and build a productive environment for professionals to advance their knowledge and skills. Digital technology has an increasingly important role in delivery of appropriate training to mental health and other professionals including about policy development and public mental health. 


Proposed activities  include: 

  1. Organization of educational programmes promoting “no health without mental health” 

  2. Planning specific activities focussing on CME programmes on different topics of clinical & academic interests 

  3. Planning teaching sessions for medical students, GPs and other health care workers including digitally based 

  4. Promoting and developing e Mental Health services and including this topic in training programmes for mental health professionals 

Examples of work

Medical Students

Working Groups

  • Early Interventions in Mental Health

  • Defining and Managing Autism

  • Dealing with Learning Disabilities

  • Promoting Evidence-based Psychopharmacotherapy

  • Providing Mental Healthcare for Refugees and Migrants

  • COVID Care for People with Mental Illness

  • Digitalisation in Mental Health and Care

  • Medical Students

  • Developing Partnerships with Service Users and Family Carers

  • Implementing Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care

  • Volunteering

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The WPA is the global association representing 145 psychiatric societies in 121 countries, and bringing together more than 250,000 psychiatrists.  It promotes collaborative work in psychiatry through its 70+ scientific sections, education programs, publications and events. 
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