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Human Resources and Training in Mental Health (Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package - Module 9)

World Health Organization WHO Resources 2005 Guidelines 924154659X education, human resources, mental health service

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This module provides a comprehensive approach to human resources and training for mental health in countries. It includes guidance on the development of a human resource policy for mental health that provides a coherent framework for workforce development. It outlines a systematic method to determine the number of personnel and the mix of competencies required by a range of mental health services. The training requirements for mental health in a country are outlined and linked to the functions of services and the competencies required. Finally, approaches to curriculum development, continuing education, training and supervision are described in order to promote evidence-based practices which ultimately meet the mental heath needs of consumers and the population at large. (Excerpt from the Overview of the publication)

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