People with #mentalillness can gain recovery if treated by #mentalhealth professionals. They must be loved and respected by all to aid this process. Please click the link below.
People with #HIVandAids sickness can have adverse #mentalillness as implications streaming from practices like institutionalised stigma and discrimination , that does not fit #humanright standards. It is high time professionals dealing with HIV and Aids patient work with #mentalhealth #professionals to save life . Please watch , learn and play a part in saving lives. #unitedgmh
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Mentally ill patients can breastfeed their children because it can not be transferred through breastfeeding. It is a disease that can be cured if approach through the right channel. Please watch by clicking the link below.
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The following message comes on behalf of Mental Health Coalition – Sierra Leone and their project, Reaching Out to Those Affected by Mental Illness:
Today marks the start of giving and its #GivingTuesday. In line with that, the Mental Health Coalition – Sierra Leone and in collaboration with the Social Work Sierra Leone are reaching out to the #mentallyill patients, in the length and breadth of #Freetown, #Sierra Leone, with a heart of #love, #empathy and to treat them with dignity and respect.
This will create an atmosphere of trust and confidence, after long time of neglect, among the patients, their parents/guidance, the social workers and the mental health nurses, which will also lead to improved care and wellness and enables them to be reintegrated into Society and their communities for better productivity & increase wealth.
Remember the #WHO quotes state that: There is no #health without Mental Health and health (which include mental health), is #HumanRight.
Thanks for your #support.
MH Coalition Chairman
Donation towards the #feeding of the #mentallyill patients in the street of #Freetown by the social workers will kick start on the 27th November, 2018 on the Global Giving platform. Please support this worthy cause to build trust and relationship between the service providers and service users. Thanks.
Continuous Clinical Professional Development (CCPD) is a an initiative introduced by the Enabling Access to Mental Health Program in Sierra Leone – A EU funded project. CCPD was designed to provide ongoing capacity enhancement of service providers (mainly the District Mental Health Nurses) in a bid to increase evidence based service delivery at their respective districts.
The Building Back Project and other partners saw the effectiveness of such skill development for the District Mental Health Nurses and have maintained the practice over the years.
A two prong approach is being employed in conducting Continuous Clinical Professional Development for the Mental Health Nurses.
1. Regular Support Visits at the districts of operation
Evidence based care, networking skills, data collection and a stronger relationship with the district pharmacists was increased as a result of the supervision conducted by volunteers and collaborating partners (KSLP & WHO). A systematic monitoring process of the work of the MH Nurses, case management (Patient assessment) and lessons learnt from CCPD workshop are been reinforced during these visits.
2. Quarterly Meetings (CCPD)
The relevance of CCPD cannot be overemphasized as over the years it has:
– Enhanced knowledge, attitude and practice for effective service delivery.
– Empowered the mental health nurses to keep up with best practices and being up to date with changing trends (more so with community mental health service provision).
– Provided a forum where difficult cases are discussed – hence helping colleague nurses learning new approaches to care.
During the BBB Project implementation period, Regular District Support visits and CCPD were held in collaboration with Kings Sierra Leone Partnership (KSLP) and an average of 18 mental health nurses had been attending – this does not include other service providers like the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurses and Community Health Officers.
Continuous Clinical Professional Development (CCPD) over the years have attracted professionals in the field of Mental Health whose technical skills have helped the mental health nurses acquire new skills in doing their work. Other major highlights of the CCPD included though not limited to:
- Experience sharing on case management to ensure appropriate care for Clients.
- Facilitate networking opportunities between themselves, senior MoHS management, WHO MHPSS Focal Person, local Psychiatrist, Supervisors from BBB and KSLP.
- Reinforcing skills on basic MH principles of assessment, medication and subsequent care of patients.