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Apply now to the Second Eastern Mediterranean mental health leadership course

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Image shows brochure cover for the Second Eastern Mediterranean mental health leadership course. This is a 2-week course in mental health leadership development. This leadership course also offers a system of ongoing supervision to support graduates to effect change in their respective countries. The curriculum for this course was designed by the WHO Regional Office in consultation with relevant regional stakeholders and faculty members of existing international programmes.

Date and venue

This course is scheduled to take place from 13 to 24 July 2016 at the American University in Cairo.

Objectives of the course

The course aims to provide up-to-date, evidence-based knowledge, as well as practical advocacy skills that can see this knowledge translated to implementing change. On completing the course, participants will be:

able to understand the leadership skills required in order to improve mental health services

able to understand how to develop and implement mental health policy and legislations at both a local and national level

able to understand the models of mental health services and advocate for development of community-based services, as well as move away from institutional service delivery models in order to improve access of services to the public

motivated to engage with civil society, including service users in their locality to prioritize mental health on the wider health agenda, as well as to pursue further training to develop their own leadership skills.

Course modules

The course comprises 6 modules.

Overview of mental health in the health development agenda and the global burden of mental health, including an introduction to the social determinants of mental health.

Developing and resourcing mental health policies and legislations.

Leadership in mental health with a focus on advocacy skills to enable change in mental health services.

Planning for developing community-based services, alliances and partnerships: Evaluating and utilizing evidence and program evaluation.

Mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies and for vulnerable communities.

Promotion, prevention and stigma: Evaluating and utilizing evidence and programme evaluation.

Teaching methodology

The teaching methodology for this course will consist of a blend of lectures and workshops. Lectures will be designed to provide necessary information, while workshops will be used to provide examples of case studies that offer valuable lessons. Participants prior to arrival for this course will choose the case studies; those with similar interests will then form small groups to work on a particular case example throughout the duration of the course. By the end of this course, each group will have developed a comprehensive mental health plan related to their case example.

This leadership course will be facilitated by international faculty drawn from the long running course in Melbourne University, and the newer ones in Sangath in Goa in India, and Ibadan University in Nigeria, as well as international agencies and institutions involved in developing and delivering metal health interventions in different contexts and situations.


The positions on the course are limited and will be filled on a first come first served basis, however, preference will be for candidates from low- and middle-income countries of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

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Dans la Région de la Méditerranée orientale :

les troubles mentaux et neurologiques sont responsables de 12 % de l'ensemble des années de vie corrigées de l'incapacité perdues du fait de la maladie ou du traumatisme

les troubles de la santé mentale sont à l'origine de 27 % des années vécues avec une incapacité

les toxicomanies représentent une perte de 4 années de vie corrigées de l'incapacité (pour 1 000 personnes)

les toxicomanies causent 9 décès sur 100 000 personnes

la consommation totale d'alcool par adulte (dès 15 ans) et par an est faible (0,65 litre alors que la moyenne mondiale est de 6,13 litres)