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Ensuring Access to Community Based Mental Health Services

  • New York UN Headquarter Conference Room 12 New York, NY, 10011 (map)

ENOSH: Ensuring Access to Community Based Mental Health Services for People with Psychosocial Disabilities - International Standards and Innovative Practices

Summary: This side event will focus on the international and local efforts to promote community-based mental health services for people with psychosocial disabilities in accordance with the goals of the CRPD and specifically in line with article 25 on the right to the highest standard of health. This event will bring together the International perspective of the World Health Organization, with the Quality Rights initiative, experts on the CRPD implementation, policymakers, governments, NGO's promoting mental health services and the participants of these services. Panelists, some with lived experience, will provide a comprehensive set of innovative approaches, tested good practices and policy guidance around community mental health services and will discuss challenges and successes in implementing services around the world. We will be hosting representatives from the Israeli Mission to the UN, the World Health Organization and the Essl foundation (Zero Project) to provide global perspectives. The discussion will then move to examples from India, Israel, US, and other countries discussing different examples of successful practices to promote better services around the world. This event is co-sponsored by the International Psychoanalytical Association and the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation.

Speakers: Werner H. Obermeyer, WHO; Michael Baror; Vivian Pender; Michael Fembek‎; Joshua Goldstein; Sally Ross-Bihari; Noa Hagiladi; Karen Hopenwasser; Manoj Kumar; Moderator: Liron David