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Towards Better Mental Health - A Manual For Health Workers At Community Level

Ministry of Health Care and Nutrition; Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides, Mental Health Strategies and Plans Sri Lanka December 2007 Policy document mental health service, primary care, quality care

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This manual is intended as a guide for primary health care workers, and other community level multi sectoral workers involved in improving the mental health status of people. It provides a theoretical basis and details individual and community level interventions that can be implemented by primary care workers to improve mental health. This manual does not detail management of mental illness, but helps the user to identify and refer patients with such problems to the appropriate service.


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