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AUS-65 [WPRO]
Status
Active
Title of the centre:
  WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Director / Head: 
  Dr Ros Montague
 




Institution:
 
  The New South Wales Institute of Psychiatry
Address:
  5 Fleet Street, North Parramatta
  2150
  NSW
Town:
  North Parramatta
Country:
  AUSTRALIA
Region:
  WPRO
Phone:
  (61-2) 9840 3833
Fax:
  (61-2) 9840 3838
Date of Designation:
  23/Feb/1996
Last Redesignation:
  28/Nov/2012
Expiry:
  28/Nov/2016
Terms of Reference:
  1. To assist WHO to develop mental health education & training programs in consultation with relevant countries 
  2. To assist WHO by working with partner countries to update the WHO MIND country profiles; In collaboration with partner countries: design a resource document of relevant tools and guidance for setting up or strengthening service user and family organisations to lobby, set up self-help groups and advocacy more generally.  
  3. To assist WHO develop local capacity in mental health care by providing specialist training in psychiatry for specified countries requiring assistance with specialty training 
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Subjects:
  1. Mental health & neurosciences 
  2. Substance abuse (including alcohol & drugs) 
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Types of activity:
  1. Training and education 
  2. Research 
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WHO Outputs:
  Ower: 3.3 - Improvements made in Member States’ capacity to collect, analyse, disseminate and use data on the magnitude, causes and consequences of chronic noncommunicable diseases, mental and neurological disorders, violence, injuries and disabilities together with visual impairment, including blindness.
 
 
Responsible Officer:
  WANG Xiangdong
Phone:
  +63 2 5289858
Email:
  wangx@who.int

Technical Counterpart:
  FUNK Michelle Karen
Phone:
  13855/13917
Email:
  funkm@who.int
Access to annual progress reports and the current workplan (this is accessible to WHO Staff Members only):
  Link to eWork