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10 October 2012: World Mental Health Day

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, ICN calls for the integration of mental disorders into the dialogue on NCDs.  The theme of this year’s campaign is “Depression: a global crisis”. As part of this initiative, ICN has partnered with the Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression (DDD) – a global initiative involving several organisations - and the Association for Improvement of Mental Health Programmes (AIMHP) to implement the African Nurse Training Programme (ANTP) to improve awareness, recognition and management of co-morbid diabetes and depression. (Read more…).

With the goal of improving the awareness, recognition and management of comorbid depression and diabetes, ANTP will provide international healthcare experts to support nurses in the above-mentioned African countries to meet this challenge.
The progamme is composed of ten modules that ‘unpack’ the comorbid relationship between diabetes and depression and focus on assessment, clinical management, health education and the environment of health care.

Relevant ICN publications:

Mental Health Nursing – Trends and Issues

ICN Position statement on Mental health

ICN fact sheets on:

Last Updated on Monday, 08 October 2012 08:14