The UNITE Global Summit: Virtual 2020 aims to commit, inspire, and empower policymakers towards the achievement of the UN SDGs over the next decade, while building a roadmap on clear policy actions to eliminate the threat posed by communicable diseases. This alignment of a common vision will culminate in the signing of UNITE’s 2020 Declaration.
The World Health Organisation defines telehealth as:
The use of telecommunications and virtual technology to deliver health care outside of traditional health-care facilities.
The principles of self-care are the same as for recovery, as exemplified by recovery-oriented systems of care.
These principles promote a person-centred, strengths-based approach that helps people marshal the individual, social, and environmental factors that support their well-being.
In this webinar, David Mee-Lee, MD and Dr. Deborah Teplow discussed the skills required to make lasting change.
High levels of stress can result in feelings of helplessness, disillusionment, and exhaustion.
Burnout is defined as a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.
The impact of burnout can be widespread, affecting your physical and mental wellbeing and your overall ability to function in daily life.
Due to the nature of their work, health care professionals frequently experience long hours, stress, burnout and compassion fatigue. If left unaddressed, these issues can lead to increased risks of mental and physical health problems.
One of the most effective ways of reducing stress-related issues is through practising self-care.
On behalf of ISSUP Kenya, I presented our memorandum to the Mental Health Task Force of the Ministry of Health. The task force, which was set up following a cabinet directive chaired by the President of the Republic of Kenya, seeks to gather public views on challenges and solutions about the state of mental health in the country. As a professional body we advocated for substance use disorders to be treated as a mental health issue and not just a security or moral issue.
Drinking alcohol increases the risk of mouth cancer, pharyngeal (upper throat) cancer, oesophageal (food pipe) cancer, laryngeal (voice box) cancer, breast cancer, bowel cancer and liver cancer.
Measurement-Based Care (MBC) is rapidly emerging as an essential component of care, treatment and services in the provision of behavioural healthcare. MBC, as an evidence-based framework, involves the use of a standardized instrument to provide an objective assessment of progress throughout the course of treatment.