Innovative Approaches in the Community
Psychosocial Care for people with mental disorders
“Innovative Approaches in the Community based Psychosocial Care for people with mental disorders”
28-29th of November 2013
For the last 7 years in Kyrgyzstan, several types of community-based care were developed by NGOs such as Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center, Mobile Team (psychiatric care at home), self-help groups of people with mental disorders and Club House. There are still challenges to access community-based services in the country. The Conference was organized by the Association ПРОДВИЖЕНИЕ АЛЬТЕРНАТИВ with participations of experts from Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Hungary in order to promote mental health reforms and community-based services. CARe Europe members Anna Kudiyarova (Kazakhstan), Zsolt Bugarszki (Hungary), and Lylia Pantaleeva (Kyrgyzstan) have also contributed to the event with their presentations sharing their experiences with local colleagues.
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Innovative Approaches in the Community based Psychosocial Care for people with mental disorders
In November 28 – 29, 2013 there will be International Conference on “Innovative Approaches in the Community based Psychosocial Care for people with mental disorders” in Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek. For the last 7 years in Kyrgyzstan several types of community based care were developed by NGOs: Outpatient Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center, a Mobile Team (psychiatric care at home), self-help groups of people with mental disorders, Club House. At present in Kyrgyzstan there is the problem with access to outpatient community based psychosocial care that would help people with mental health problems to improve their quality of life and integrate into society.
Goal of the conference: International exchange of experience on developing community based care for people with mental disorders.
The topics for discussion at the conference are: 1. Development of Community Based Care for people with mental disorders. 2. Rehabilitation of labour skills of people with mental disorders. 3. Development of Supported living (Save housing, transitional housing) for people with mental disorders. 4. Development of self-help groups and Clubhouse. 5. Governmental financing community-based forms of psychiatric care in Kyrgyz Republic.
Working language of the conference is Russian with translation to English. We invite to Conference all participants who have interested in. You should send a letter with notification of participation by e-mail: email@example.com till October 20, 2013. or contact with us by phone 0996 312 38 19 74. Participation at the conference is free, but organization doesn’t cover transportation and accommodation expenses. Contact person: Jazgul Atagulova