Mental health

Trauma and Substance Use

Created by
The Matilda Centre

 

This webinar provided information about the nature of trauma (including post-traumatic stress disorder) and its effects. As well as discussing the link between trauma and the use of alcohol and other drugs (including methamphetamine).
 

Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations

Citation
NIDA. (2017, September 5). Substance Use and SUDs in LGBTQ* Populations. Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/substance-use-suds-in-lgbtq-populations on 2020, June 5
Publication Date

People who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual,  transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) often face social stigma, discrimination, and other challenges not encountered by people who identify as heterosexual. They also face a greater risk of harassment and violence. As a result of these and other stressors, sexual minorities are at increased risk for various behavioural health issues.

Mindfulness to Treat Addiction

Created by
Sanctuary of Transformation

Mindfulness is a concept that has gained significant popularity over the past few years that involves the practice of being fully present.

Mindfulness involves the nonjudgmental awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings.

Mindfulness in addiction treatment can be used in recovery programmes and rehabilitation facilities.

Guidance for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for COVID-19

Created by
Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

This document provides guidance to African Union Member States on key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

It contains useful guidance on MHPSS for the community, healthcare workers, caregivers of vulnerable populations and people in quarantine, isolation or treatment centres.