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Mental Health Professionals Invited to Join Global Clinical Practice Network

The World Health Organisation is inviting mental-health and primary care professionals to join the Global Clinical Practice Network (GCPN).

This is a network of more than 11,000 mental health researchers, clinicians and practitioners in 139 countries.

For more information and contact details visit: www.globalclinicalpractice.net


World Health Organisation Releases Guidelines on Mental Healthcare After Trauma

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has published some guidelines for health professionals on how to provide care to adults and children following a traumatic event.

The document cautions health providers about prescribing benzodiazepines in the month following trauma or loss, sharing research evidence that using benzo’s for acute stress symptoms and trauma-related sleeping problems can prolong recovery from the events and create dependency and tolerance that add to the individual’s difficulties.

Read a summary of the guidelines here.

Get the full report here.

New Quality Rights Tool Kit from WHO

The World Health Organisation has launched a Quality Rights Tool Kit that aims to ensure that quality of care and human rights standards are put in place in mental health and social care facilities around the world.

Read more at: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/notes/2012/mental_health_20120615/en/index.html