Mental health training for health workers in Africa – a systematic review

Commitment to building mental health treatment capacity in Africa
is increasing but little agreement exists on strategies to train health workers on mental health or evaluation of training efforts.


The authors systematically reviewed published literature on interventions to train health-care workers in Africa on mental health.

Existing studies provide examples of many training and evaluation strategies, but evidence to draw conclusions about the efficacy of different training techniques is inadequate.

Key knowledge gaps include:

– development and testing of innovative educational strategies
– development of standardised, competency-based learning objectives and outcome measures
– and training that facilitates implementation of integrated mental health systems.

Read more on this systematic review and its outcomes at The Lancet Psychiatry

In our training and development approach we are emphasizing the need for support and self-care for health and social workers


Find out more about our training approach on our website


Posted on June 28, 2016, in Update. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: