- “Open Minds” Project Outcomes Overview
“Open Minds” Project Outcomes Overview
Area: Mental health prevention
Training purposes, as a part of an activity, or as a good practice. (For the purposes of a training activity, you can use the case studies that are available on pages 16-22 (of the above link/document) for group discussion. Theoretical purposes, as the demonstration of a prevention National Project, which dedicated to mental health ill people, nationals and migrant population
Doctors of the World Greek Delegation, in Greece, 2018
Type of resource
Scientific article that aims to demonstrate a good practice of raising awareness and preventing mental health.The following article approaches a scientific perspective relate to issues, such as: The “Open Minds” it’s a project, implemented from January until September 2018, in Greece, aimed at preventing and intervening on the vulnerable populations with mental health issues, both migrants (asylum seekers and refugees) and Greeks, in order to give them access to mentaland psychosocial support, through the provision of necessary mental health care and psychosocialsupport services.
Understanding mental health within the context of culture. (A project that applied to Greece, during the economic-crisis period.)
It is important here to note that even if the document is addressed to the Greek context, you can use this resource as a comparative policy-making process regarding the mental-health policy in different national contexts. This comparison could be useful for a policy-making group of Experts, in order to suggest new-areas of improvements on the field of health-care services/facilities, etc. Mental health as a public health priority (page 32)Case Studies (pages 16-22)Timeline of Mental health policy in Greece (pages 34-36) Challenges during the Reform of Mental Health Policy in Greece (pages 36-38)
Due to the fact that this activity is related to a Policy-Reform context, you can involve Policy-Makers, such as Doctors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Public Authorities, Academic Educators, etc.
General comment by reviewer
This project aims to provide some recommendations on how to:-ensure free access to the people in need of mental health interventions;-provide equality health care services;-demonstrate real case studies that could be adapted and used as part of training;-collect the needs analysis of the target group, and cover these needs based on the modifications and adaptations that need to be adapted to national contexts. -train the professionals and the staff that work on the mental health field, in order to continuously be updated about the new requirements of the final beneficiaries; the mental health users.