An important external investment in our work has come from citiesRISE. We have worked in Nairobi, Chennai and Bogota with our Member Societies and their branches. This work locally and across cities has contributed in several ways to promoting the mental health of disadvantaged young people: by promoting mental health in schools; formulating training curricula for mental health workers and peer supporters; revising training and in-service curricula for psychiatrists and other mental health workers; and preparing the ground for implementing programs of perinatal care in scarce resource countries. This work is scheduled to continue in the next triennium, having been curtailed by the pandemic in early 2020. It records useful ways to engage psychiatrists and other mental health professionals in the community development approach to promoting mental health among young women and men in adversity.
Nairobi, Kenya, June 2018
Read More about the partnership here:
Collective action for young people’s mental health: the citiesRISE experience
Mental health responses in adversities and emergency settings: Strengthening the response
Towards mental health friendly cities during and after COVID-19
WPA & CitiesRise Achievement Overview February 2019 (powerpoint)
Achievement Report for partnership between citiesRISE and WPA, May 2019