This website was launched by the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health as part of the“National Initiative for Mental Health in the Workplace” led by the National Mental HealthProgramme at the Ministry.
ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
The National Initiative for Mental health in the workplace waslaunched on September 18, 2019 by the Ministry of Public Healththrough a campaign supported by ABAAD, ACTED, ESA, Global AffairsCanada, HRAL, IMC, MDM, MOFA Netherlands, SKOUN & WHO.
OBJECTIVE OF THE INITIATIVE
To support employers to ensure mentally healthy workplaces forthem, their teams and their business to thrive.
The initiative was launched in line with the “Promotion and Prevention” domain of action of the “NationalMental Health and Substance Use Strategy for Lebanon 2015-2020” that aims at scaling-up evidence-based promotion and prevention interventions in Lebanon.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMME
The National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) was launched in May 2014 within the Ministry of PublicHealth with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, and International MedicalCorps (IMC), with the aim of reforming mental health care in Lebanon and providing services beyondmedical treatment at the community level, in line with Human Rights and the latest evidence for bestpractices.
To guide this reform, the first national strategy for mental health and substance use was launched in May 2015 covering the period of 2015-2020 Click here
All people living in Lebanon will have the opportunity to enjoy the best possible mental healthand well-being.
To ensure the development of a sustainable mental health system that guarantees the provisionand universal accessibility of high-quality mental health curative and preventive servicesthrough a cost-effective, evidence-based and multidisciplinary approach, with an emphasis oncommunity involvement, continuum of care, human rights, and cultural relevance.
AREAS OF ACTION
Leadership and Governance for mental health
Improving service user involvement
Mainstreaming mental health in other sectors
Promotion & Prevention
Early Childhood Development
Promoting mental health in the workplace
Preventing and moitorig suicide
Integrating prevention and promotion in social welfare programming
Service reorientation and scale-up
Development of accessable, affordable, quality services
Human Ressources Development
Information, Evidence and Research
Development of national mental health information system
Research to inform policy-making and service development
Implementation of specific objectives to address the needs of groups that are more vulnerable to psychological distress or that canot access services equitably due to stigma and discrimination.
The implementation of this Strategy is successfully ongoing and is on track, as revealed by the external independent midterm evaluation conducted in 2018 with the support of the World Health Organization.