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Driving faster progress in the fight against HIV: How integrating mental health is a win-win - Shared screen with gallery view
Anna Watkins, UnitedGMH
Anna Watkins, UnitedGMH
Kaushalya Ranasinghe
This is great discussion, we need focus on mental health and KPs wellbeing....! and Through HLM, we need to address the real issues in every country in the world through KP community representation.In particular, for the prevention of HIV, we need to have a dialogue through this HLM from the grassroot level to the political level to formulate policies in countries.KAP issues in each region were not addressed through the political_declaration made through the last HLM .We must eliminate that shortcoming this time, through this new HLM and Political declaration. And We need work for meaningful youth engagement! - Kaushal Ranasinghe from Sri Lanka
Kamuyu Mwai
Superb Kaushalye for this proposal...
Kamuyu Mwai
May I concure with Mike Podmore (STOP AIDS) on his point on "risky behaviour" & why this? Yesterday I emphasized about Digitalism. This is a non regurated media platform & if "we" get into "psycho-science" it imparts alot on certain age groups...
Keith Hackett
to what extent is MH self-help/management tools / techniques provided as key learning from school age (12/13 yrs) upwards? There will never be enough funding / govt support for enabling good MH.
Evelyn Tomaszewski
Great points Mike. Health systems strengthening must include social services systems strengthening that requires the development of a skilled, supervised, and adequately resourced MHPSS workforce.
Sharlene Bagga-Taves
Great points, Paul. I agree that our Agency creating a MHPSS coordinator position is a sign that we are moving in the right direction.
Kamuyu Mwai
Am really GLAD that the all presenters are concerned of psycho-social-support in respect to mental health & KUDOS to them as it sends me back to 2004 when "we' (& other mobilizers) worked tirelesly to fight stigma within communities affected with HIV-AIDS & its opportunistic diseases within Nairobi by establishing support groups within VCTs.
James Sale, UnitedGMH
Hi Keith - the 1% data can be found in the WHO Mental Health Atlas 2017. New data is coming this year. https://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/atlas/mental_health_atlas_2017/en/
Kali Lindsey, EJAF (he/him/his)
Thanks James for sharing that source for me.
Lola Abayomi
I would argue that it's not a leveller. People who were more vulnerable have been rendered more so.
Kali Lindsey, EJAF (he/him/his)
Great point Srinivasa! Sense and meaning making deserves more air time in mental health discussion.
Evelyn Tomaszewski
Excellent point Paul - the impact on providers as both member of the community and serving the community.
Mike Podmore, STOPAIDS
Covid was a leveller only initially as we grappled with the effects of covid we all faced. Once the different levels of resource and support available for different people became clear, covid only increasingly emphasises the shocking inequality within and between countries.
Kamuyu Mwai
Superb point Mike regarding "inequality" especially inrespect to equity.
Irene Bougenville Martin
A question to Kali - what do you think the government and international bodies should do to support mental health programs and initiatives towards young people who are in the LGBTQ community, however, they live in countries which “criminalize” or “stigmatize” these populations. I think it will be hard for them, since they have to get stigmatized because of the HIV that they are experiencing, because they are the LGBTQ community and because they are also young people, which is also dangerous, because it can lead to self-harm/risky behaviors even suicides. What do you think about that?
Paul Bolton, USAID
USAID is very open to programs/research run by the affected with the appropriate resources and skills.
Irene Bougenville Martin
Hi Anna, my email is humanitarian@ipsf.org
James Sale, UnitedGMH
Presentation slides are here: https://twitter.com/jamessale/status/1402262720460857344?s=20
Kali Lindsey, EJAF (he/him/his)
Thank you for the question about populations who are accessing services in environments where they are criminalized. This includes key populations, like LGBT as well as PLHIV. EJAF's new strategy includes two mechanisms to address and of course there is more that can be done. Our support for policy/advocacy includes support for efforts to decriminalize or promote social inclusion where you live. This is not going to be easy, but is essential to decreasing the demand for mental health support downstream. In addition to supporting work to enhance social inclusion, we support innovative service delivery efforts, so that technology can be leverage to provide services where accessing them in the physical environment presents real challenges.
Kamuyu Mwai
Hey Babita "mental health ain't political problem but has been politicized"....
Evelyn Tomaszewski
A commitment to addressing the evidence gap through commitment to monitoring and evaluating indicators that are specific to mental health and well-being
Anna Watkins, UnitedGMH
Lindsay Hayden
Many thanks to you all. wonderful panel
Anna Watkins, UnitedGMH
Anna Watkins, UnitedGMH