A key gap in current mental health professional training in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa is an orientation to public mental health. This means an orientation to the mental health needs of populations, and the policies, laws and services that are required to meet those needs.
The training offered by the Centre provides clinicians, health service managers, policy makers and NGO workers with crucial skills to enable them to plan and evaluate the services that they deliver and manage; lobby effectively for mental health; take on leadership roles in the strengthening of mental health systems; and conduct research in various aspects of public mental health in Africa.
Mental health is frequently marginalised in decisionmaking for health service resources, partly because mental health professionals lack the skills and information to plan services, advocate for appropriate resource allocation, and conduct research. The training offered by the Centre would enable them to take on these crucial responsibilities.
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2014 MPhil in Public Mental Health
Calls for the 2014 AFFIRM Fellowship and M.Phil in Public Mental Health are now open. Deadline 30 September 2013.
M.Phil Application Form
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2013 MPhil Group
Students and Facilitators, University of Cape Town
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Students and Facilitators, Stellenbosch University
Department of Psychology, Stellenbosch University
Tel: +27 (0) 21 808 3461
Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, UCT
Tel.: +27 (0) 21 685 0120
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