Journal article

Mental health in the Solomon Islands: developing reforms and partnerships

Brigid Ryan, Paul Orotaloa, Stephen Araitewa, Daniel Gaoifa, John Moreen, Edwin Kiloe, William Same, Margaret Goding, Chee Ng

Australasian Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The Solomon Islands face significant shortages and geographical imbalances in the distribution of skilled health workers and resources, which severely impact the delivery of mental health services. The government's Integrated Mental Health Service has emphasised the importance of greater community ownership and involvement in community-based mental health care, and of moving from centralised services to increased local and accessible care. METHODS: From 2012 to 2014, the Solomon Islands Integrated Mental Health service worked with Asia-Australia Mental Health to build workforce capacity and deliver sustainable community mental health programs. RESULTS: Supported by the Australian..

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