Joint workshop for mental health promotion in China

July 26, 2011

AAMH and key professionals in China have jointly held a three day workshop to begin work on developing capacity for mental health promotion across China.

Mental Health promotion has become a major focus for China in its development of a comprehensive community mental health system.  This is part of the biggest community mental health reform program in the world, which is increasing access to mental health services for millions of people across China.

In July 2011, AAMH began work with a key group of national China trainers and professionals to build the mental health promotion capacity across the country.

A three-day workshop explored the use of simple messages and innovative ways to communicate mental health messages, through both face-to-face and online channels.

Participants discussed techniques to engage the media and to positively deal with this in times of crisis.