Mental health disorders have become a world-wide problem as a result of its contribution tothe current and predicted global burden in the future. However, huge treatment gap in most countries, especially lower-middle-income countries, is still evident, reflecting the poor concern of the government in regards to the issue. Many countries world-wide take mental health issues as a non-priority, which leaves advocacy in mental health system development to walk a long journey ahead.
International Short Course on Advocacy Skills in Mental Health System Development : from Research to Policy is a 2 weeks course designed to answer the need for advocacy skill training in developing mental health system.
This course is intended for students (undergraduate, post-graduate, doctoral), researchers, mental health professionals (psychiatrist, psychologist, mentalhealth nurse, GP, and otherclinicians) as well as policy makers from any countries world-wide who have concern in the development of mental healthsystem.
This course materials will be delivered by experienced experts in the area of mental health system advocacy. It will also include small group works, discussions, as well as field trip to local community-based mental health rehabilitation facility.
Speakers: 1. Prof.Harry Minas – University of Melbourne 2. A/Prof.Hans Pols – University of Sydney 3. Dr.Sudipto Chatterjee – University of Melbourne 4. Dr.Erminia Colucci – Middlesex University London 5. Prof. Theo Bouman – University of Groningen 6. Prof. Ali Ghufron Mukti – Directorate General of Resources for Science, Technology and Higher Education – Indonesia 7. Prof.Laksono Trisnantoro – Universitas Gadjah Mada 8. Prof.Sofia Retnowati – Universitas Gadjah Mada 9. Dr. Rahmat Hidayat – Universitas Gadjah Mada 10. Dr. Elan Satriawan – Universitas Gadjah Mada 11. Dr. Diana Setiyawati – Universitas Gadjah Mada
Course Content : The materials covered in this short course include: 1. Advocacy and advocacy skills in mental health system 2. Global mental health 3. Cultural and political consideration in mental health system 4. Essential elements in advocacy 5. Methods in advocacy 6. Mental health policy development & implementation 7. Best practice from ASEAN 8. Research data in mental health system 9. The course agenda is available on our website
Course Format: 1. Lecture by international & national experts in mental health advocacy. 2. Small group work to analyze the situation, develop ideas of advocacy program, outline steps of advocacy program. 3. Development of research projects and joint publications. 4. Visitation to community-based mental health rehabilitation facility.
Facilities: 1. Program 2. Workshop Kit 3. Course handbook 4. Exclusive bag & t-shirt 5. Lunch, coffee break & dinner 6. Gala dinner 7. Certificate