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Terms of Reference (TOR)

 

[TOR 1] To support WHO with efforts in developing community-based services and supports that promote recovery and human rights

 

[TOR 2] To provide technical support to WHO’s work on suicide prevention and provide evidence in order to inform WHO’s activities under its mental health program in the Region

 

 

 

Workplan

 

[1] Mental Health Expert Training (MHET)

Since 2006, the WHO Collaborating Center for Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health (KOR-103), has been providing a comprehensive training to the mental health professionals in the Western Pacific Region. The objective of the training was to build capacity of mental health professionals in the region. The training consists of lectures, site visits, field training and participation in activities and program related to psychosocial rehabilitation and community mental health.

As of April 2021, 104 trainees from 13 different countries had completed the course.

During the activity timeframe from 2021 to 2025, the KOR-103 will provide a two-weeks of online and on-site training course for 6 to 10 participants per year. It will also support WHO with the dissemination of identified and agreed documents on community-based services and supports documents through the discussion forums.

 

[2] Translation of QualityRights

QualityRights is an initiative developed by WHO “to improve access to quality mental health and social services and promote the rights of people with mental health conditions, psychosocial, intellectual and cognitive disabilities.” The initiative consists of 14 training and guidance materials, which are categorized into core training, specialized training, guidance, service transformation and self-help.

During the activity timeframe from 2021 to 2025, the KOR-103 will translate the WHO QualityRights training and guidance materials in at least 3 languages of the region and actively disseminate them in the relevant countries.

 

[3] Translation of documents on community-based services and supports

The WHO has a ‘Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020’, which has been extended to 2030, which aims to “promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, provide care, enhance recovery, promote human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity and disability for persons with mental disorders”. The second objective of this action plan is “to provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care services in community-based settings”.

In order to support WHO with this objective, during 2021-2025, KOR-103 will translate the documents on community-based services and supports that promote human rights into at least 3 languages of the Western Pacific Region. The KOR-103 will also actively disseminate these documents in the relevant countries.

 

[4] Review of scientific evidence and literature related to suicidality and suicide mortality

The WHO has seen an evidence about increased suicide in the Western Pacific Region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Regarding this, the need to review the latest evidence on suicidality and suicide mortality has been raised.

To support the WHO with this need as well as the development of WHO’s Regional Framework, KOR-103 will undertake a review of scientific evidence and literature related to suicidality and suicide mortality in the Western Pacific Region during the activity timeframe from 2021 to 2025.

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