Ecuador: Inclusion of health personnel in mental health mission

 

The mental health area of the Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador organized the Workshop-Seminar Inclusion of health personnel in the mental health mission. This training was aimed at those responsible for mental health, social communicators and health educators of 24 provinces with the purpose of positioning mental health management in the primary care level.

The Seminar will enable this trained multidisciplinary team to provide support to the health operational units in Ecuador in basic issues such as: reducing stigma; development of personal, family, collective and institutional strengths; increasing the response capacity of local health teams, especially in primary health care settings; identification and dissemination of preventive measures; and the development of information, communicational, educational and participatory processes regarding mental health issues, among others.