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SOCIAL PARTNERSHIP IN MENTAL HEALTH – EAST LEARNS FROM EAST. Mental Disability Program Goals. To raise awareness on mental disability issues through Mass Media, roundtables, exhibitions etc.; To advocate the program to representatives from multiple stakeholder groups;

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Mental Disability Program Goals

  • To raise awareness on mental disability issues through Mass Media, roundtables, exhibitions etc.;

  • To advocate the program to representatives from multiple stakeholder groups;

  • To establish a network of people interested in MD issues in Armenia.


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Needs

  • There was a great need to learn from the experience of other countries;

  • To find out obstacles from NGO’s and Government perspective;

  • Mutually try to find the possible solutions;

  • To exchange the ideas regarding allocation of state funds in NGO sector in the field of Mental Health


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Project Goal

The main objective of this project

To organize 3-days Conference in Yerevan with participation of representatives of leading NGOs from CIS countries and Eastern and Central Europe, also Armenian participants-representatives of mental health NGOs and governmental agencies from Yerevan and other regions.


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Conference participants

  • 14 representatives of leading NGOs from CIS countries and Eastern and Central Europe participated in the conference.

  • 30 Armenian participants-representatives of mental health NGOs and governmental agencies from Yerevan and other regions.


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Conference phases

  • Preparation;

  • Three plenary sessions and presentations;

  • Follow up


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Plenary sessions and Presentations

Focused on the mechanisms of allocation of state funds to the NGOs for providing mental health services.

  • Social Partnership in the field of mental health;

  • Governmental policy in the field of mental disability;

  • The role of NGO in advocacy


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Presentations

  • Lithuanian experience of users’ involvement in provision of community based services;

  • The work of the Ministry of Social Welfare of Armenia regarding Social Partnership in mental health;

  • Situation of children with disabilities in Armenia;

  • Mental Health environment in Mongolia;

  • Analysis of development of Estonian mental Health Policy from 1998 till 2003;

  • Mental Health services and Mental Health Policy in Czech Republic in general;

  • The Romanian National Strategy.


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Follow-up

Establishment of on-line forum at web-site

for participants of four countries

  • To share the information, news, developments;

  • To join in open discussions on how knowledge

  • gained are being implemented;

  • To define progress and obstacles.


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Priorities

  • The importance of further continuation of the initiative to find effective solutions based on best practices;

  • Organizing Public awareness campaigns;

  • Building coalitions;

  • Cooperating with Ministry of Welfare, Ministry

  • of Health , Municipality and local authorities;

  • Organizing trainings for physicians, nurses

  • working in the field.


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Results

  • The conference provided an opportunity to learn from the experience both NGOs and Government perspective;

  • Participationof 50 representatives of local and international NGOs, government officials, governmental agencies, users, ex-users, and family members in Open Policy Forum on collaboration in mental health in July 2003;

  • Organizing local policy forum to bring together key people and organizations to initiate actions in improving mental health.


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Results

  • Negotiations about exchange visits between Municipality of Vilnius and Municipality of Yerevan was discussed.

  • The conference was covered by different newspapers and broadcasted on 3 TV channels.


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On-Line Forum

Deadline for on-line forum is scheduled for November 24 2003.


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