Enhanced Primary Mental Health Care Study - Vietnam

2014 – 2015

Depression has been found to be a prevalent condition in Vietnam however, the capacity of primary health care staff to identify and treat depression is low. Funded by Grand Challenges Canada (GCC), the Enhanced Primary Mental Health Care Study - Vietnam aims to contribute to improvements in the identification and treatment of depression for adults in primary care in two pilot provinces in Vietnam.

This feasibility study seeks to select and adapt measures of depression and disability for use in Vietnam and has included that adaption of a “supported self-management” model of depression management into the Vietnamese context. The feasibility of recruiting and training primary healthcare staff is also being tested, in addition to the validity and acceptability of the measures and approaches.

Co-Investigator

Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD)

Partners:

Grand Challenges Canada
Vietnam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs
Vietnam Ministry of Health
UNICEF Vietnam
National Institute of Mental Health (Vietnam)
National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (Vietnam)
Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (Canada)

Contact Info:

Contact CARMHA for more information

Useful Links:

Institute of Population, Health and Development
http://phad.org/

Mental Health Innovation Network Project Profile
http://mhinnovation.net/innovations/enhanced-primary-mental-health-care-study

Grand Challenges Canada
http://www.grandchallenges.ca/

Resources:

* Antidepressant Skills Workbook - Vietnamese
Translated in 2015, Institute of Population, Health and Development (PHAD)