Actualités internationales

Commandé par le gouvernement écossais, le rapport produit par la Fondation pour la santé mentale se penche sur les succès et les défis du système actuel de santé mentale en Ecosse, mettant l'accent sur l'expérience de personnes qui utilisent les services, les familles et les soignants, les praticiens et les parties prenantes.

Télécharger le document ici.

Le Plan d'action en santé mentale 2015-2020 du Québec s’inscrit dans la continuité du précédent tout en mobilisant le réseau de la santé et des services sociaux et ses partenaires en vue de « faire ensemble et autrement », en offrant des soins de qualité, mais aussi en travaillant à abattre les frontières entre les services et les obstacles à l’accès.

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"Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia" is a free online course proposed by the King's College London.

Discover the program here...

According to reseachers at the University of Cambridge, a brain-training game, Wizard, which will now be available on iOS (Apple’s operating system) as part of the Peak app, helps 'minimise impact of schizophrenia on life... 

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As World Mental Health Day this year falls on a Saturday, the annual CGMH seminar is hosting to coincide with Uganda's Independence Day on October 9th, starting at 5pm at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The topic is: "Dignity and independence - Re-imagining Ugandan mental health care in the post colonial era." Events programme and RSVP information to follow.
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As Nepal struggles to deal with the physical aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck on 25 April, the country also has to deal with a rise in mental health disorders triggered by the disaster. Mobile mental health clinics are treating patients in and around Kathmandu and will shortly extend help to more remote affected districts.


The WHO announce the following two international courses in the area of mental health:

The International Diploma on Mental Health, Human Rights and Law is currently accepting applications for the academic year 2015-16. The Diploma, now in its 8th year of existence, is a collaboration between WHO and the ILS Law College in Pune, India.  The course builds the capacity of students to advocate for human rights and to influence national legislative and policy and service reform in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and other key international human rights standards. It is a one year Diploma and includes two residential sessions and distance learning. Students to date have comprised health and mental health professionals, lawyers, mental health service users/survivors, government officials, social workers, human rights defenders and families and carers.  The course is taught be a faculty of renowned international experts in the area.

More information about the Diploma is also available at:

The prospectus and application forms are available at:

The International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services, an international course promoted by the NOVA University of Lisbon in collaboration with WHO, is now currently accepting applications for the academic year 2015-2017.  The main scope of the Master Degree in International Mental Health Policy and Services (MHPS) is to build capacity of mental health professionals to lead and contribute to conceiving, formulating, implementing and evaluating:

  • National Mental Health Policy
  • National Mental Health Legislation
  • Mental Health Services and Care Delivery

The course will start on the 12th of October 2015, with a two-week residential session, at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas campus in Lisbon. A second two-week residential session will take place in Lisbon, from 4th April 2016. Between the two residential sessions, the students will participate in e-learning teaching activities under the orientation of supervisors.

The second year of the Course will be dedicated to the development of a project and the elaboration of the dissertation, under the orientation of a supervisor.  Additional information about the Course can be found at the following site:

The French World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health (WHOCC Lille, France) has just published his annual report for 2014. Let us call back that WHO has redesignated the Centre for a period of four years (2014-2018). Four Terms of References have been defined. This document is thus constructed in four chapters. 

Find the report here.

You can download here the Recommendations for mental health service users' and carers' empowerment in mental health.