Lessons learned in developing community mental health care in Europe

  • Semrau M
  • Barley E
  • Law A
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Abstract

This paper summarizes the findings for the European Region of the WPA Task Force on Steps, Obstacles and Mistakes to Avoid in the Implementation of Community Mental Health Care. The article presents a description of the region, an overview of mental health policies and legislation, a summary of relevant research in the region, a precis of community mental health services, a discussion of the key lessons learned, and some recommendations for the future.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Community mental health care
  • Europe
  • Human resources
  • Human rights
  • Legislation and policies
  • Mental health in primary care
  • Research
  • Treatment gap
  • community care
  • health care policy
  • human
  • law
  • mental health care
  • mental hospital
  • primary health care
  • priority journal
  • review
  • stigma

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Authors

  • M Semrau

  • E A Barley

  • A Law

  • G Thornicroft

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