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Advocacy for Mental Health (Mental Health Policy and Service by World Health Organization

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Psychological future health advocacy is a comparatively new thought, built so that it will decreasing stigma and discrimination, and selling the human rights of individuals with psychological issues. It includes a number of activities aimed toward altering the main structural and attitudinal boundaries to attaining confident psychological future health results in populations. This module attracts realization to the significance of advocacy in psychological overall healthiness coverage and repair improvement. the jobs of assorted psychological well-being teams in advocacy are defined. functional steps are then urged, indicating how ministries of health and wellbeing can help advocacyAlso to be had: WHO psychological future health coverage and repair counsel Package--14 modules different modules integrated within the package:Improving entry and Use of Psychotropic medications baby and Adolescent psychological well-being regulations and Plans psychological overall healthiness coverage, Plans and Programmes. up-to-date model psychological wellbeing and fitness Context psychological future health Financing caliber development for psychological future health association of companies for psychological healthiness making plans and Budgeting to carry companies for psychological future health psychological healthiness laws and Human Rights psychological overall healthiness guidelines and Programmes within the place of work psychological well-being details structures Human assets and coaching in psychological health and wellbeing tracking and review of psychological overall healthiness regulations and Plans

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The advocacy process is frequently initiated by the professionals responsible for mental health in ministries of health. Their first task is to make policy-makers aware of the importance of mental health and of cost-effective solutions. This should include not only the most senior managers but other colleagues as well. In competing for scarce resources it is very important to develop strategies for addressing the claims of colleagues. g. the president or prime minister, other ministers and other high officials from other sectors, members of parliament, and other political leaders of the country or region in question.

In this process they have to keep a balance between playing too active and directive an advocacy role and being too passive and laissez faire. If ministries are too active they may inhibit the participation of consumers, families, nongovernmental organizations and other stakeholders. If they are too passive they may leave these advocacy organizations without enough support to survive in the face of more powerful interest groups. Ministries of health should support the active participation of stakeholders, ensuring that their different views can be expressed.

In competing for scarce resources it is very important to develop strategies for addressing the claims of colleagues. g. the president or prime minister, other ministers and other high officials from other sectors, members of parliament, and other political leaders of the country or region in question. g. a president, other ministers and other high officials, about mental health. Principal steps for supporting advocacy activities with policy-makers and planners Step 1: Build technical evidence.

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