We encourage you to watch the following video poem about Community Based Mental Health Care and explore the links below to learn more about the WHO QualityRights guidance:
Dear colleagues and friends,
We are pleased to announce that the response to the 10 June launch of the WHO guidance on rights based community mental health services was overwhelmingly positive, with close to 7000 people viewing the event via Zoom or the WHO YouTube account to date. The launch received significant attention both in social and traditional media and we have also received many positive comments and feedback from individuals from all corners of the world.
Furthermore, since the launch, hundreds of people in countries from around the world are keeping the momentum going by extensively disseminating the WHO guidance to their networks and governments. We would encourage you all to do the same.
Please find below some of the key links to the WHO Guidance documents and to resources related to the launch event itself which we would encourage you to share with your networks and contacts:
- WHO Guidance and Technical Packages – Please disseminate widely!
- WHO Press release in ENGLISH – SPANISH – RUSSIAN (Other languages will follow)
- WHO Feature story- Community-based mental health services using a rights-based approach
- Telegraph Article – Seclusion, restraint and coercion: abuse ‘far too common’ in mental health services across the world
- Video poem: Community-based mental health care: The Power of Purpose
- YouTube livestream of the WHO Launch event
Finally a big thank you to you all for your interest and commitment to this area of work, and to improving and transforming mental health services everywhere.
WHO Unit Head, Policy, Law and Human Rights Unit (PLR)
Department of Mental Health and Substance Use,
World Health Organization
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