Introduction and Culture
Ice breaker session, pre-training evaluation forms, and discussion of culture.
Culture and Mental Illness
Introduction of mental illness and it’s overlap with local cultural constructs.
Mood and Anxiety Disorder
Discussion of the features of these components.
Psychotic Disorders, Older People, Intellectual Disabilities, Suicide and Aggression
Discussion of the features of these components and an approach to suicide and aggression.
Substance Use Disorders and Management of Mental Illness
Discussion of substance use, abuse and dependence and the management of previously introduced mental illnesses.
The Role of the Community Health Worker
Discussion of the role of the Community Health Worker, a review of mental disordered previously discussed, and a discussion of adherence and general support skills
The Mental Health Care Act and Admission Pathway
Discussion of the mental health act, evaluation and admission pathways and processes.
CHW Experiences, Case Vignettes, Evaluation Forms and Closure
The CHWs reflect on their training and experience in the field, and complete the post training evaluation documents.