Journal article

Partnerships for community mental health in the Asia-Pacific: principles and best-practice models across different sectors

Chee Ng, Julia Fraser, Margaret Goding, David Paroissien, Brigid Ryan

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2013


OBJECTIVES: Stage Two of the Asia-Pacific Community Mental Health Development Project was established to document successful partnership models in community mental health care in the region. This paper summarizes the best-practice examples and principles of partnerships in community mental health across 17 Asia-Pacific countries. CONCLUSIONS: A series of consensus workshops between countries identified best-practice exemplars that promote or advance community mental health care in collaboration with a range of community stakeholders. These prototypes highlighted a broad range of partnerships across government, non-government and community agencies, as well as service users and family carers...

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper is based on the Summary Report of the Asia-Pacific Community Mental Health Development Project 2011. The authors would like to acknowledge the following for their support to this project: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing; St. Vincent's Health (Melbourne), Department of Psychiatry and Asia link of The University of Melbourne; Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists; World Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization, The authors would like to thank M Maj, N Sartorius, S Saxena, Singh, and H Herrman for their advice.