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Community Mental Health Centre Implementation Guideline

Ministry of Health Country Resources Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Malaysia August 2013 Guidelines

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This guideline contains frameworks, templates, checklists, and recommendations of quality initiatives that need to be in place to ensure that Community Mental Health Centres (CMHCs) can deliver proper treatment. CMHCs primarily focus on the screening, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of any individual suffering from a mental disorder.

Objectives of CMHCs include:
a. To promote mental health, provide screening of mental illness and ensure early treatment
b. To reduce stigma and discrimination
c. To provide continuing treatment in an accessible manner in the community
d. To provide rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions including counselling, psychotherapies, patient and family education

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