International Forum on Innovation in Mental Health
During the Forum three reports were presented and discussed:
· Integrating the response to mental disorders and other chronic diseases in health care systems — health-system based strategies for organizing and delivering comprehensive and integrated care for mental disorders and other chronic health conditions;
· Innovation in deinstitutionalization: a WHO expert survey — innovative methodologies for shifting from hospital to community-based care, including operational approaches for establishing community mental health services and promoting social inclusion;
· Social determinants of mental health — population-based strategies that can be implemented through health and non-health sectors to reduce the impact of social determinants on mental ill-health and to promote mental health.
The objective of this first public meeting was to generate cross fertilization between the groups of experts involved in the production of these reports and everyone wishing to participate in the process, and allow key global mental health leaders to present lectures on these issues.