PRIME commemorates World Mental Health Day

1 Nov 2016 - 12:00

This year PRIME’s UCT team took part in the #DignityInMind campaign, organised by the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health – the UCT team’s Cape Town base. PRIME was prominently featured on the campaign website and mentioned in all press releases disseminated between World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September and throughout World Mental Health Month in October.

The PRIME documentary was screened during the #DignityInMind film festival held on World Mental Health Day in Cape Town and PRIME was also present at the Hope Hike – an athletic event raising funds for mental health research. The PRIME team also actively engaged with media representatives during this time.

To commemorate the day, the World Health Organization, held an mhGAP Forum on 10 & 11 October. PRIME partner and WHO health economist, Dr Dan Chisolm, attended the Forum together with other PRIME partners such as the Centre for Global Mental Health and BasicNeeds.

A new version of the mhGAP Intervention Guide, reflecting in part the feedback received from PRIME and other users of this guidance package, was launched together with a year-long #LetsTalk campaign for World Health Day next year which will focus exclusively on depression.