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An adventure into the unknown: creating employment opportunities in eastern Europe

Author:
LUCAS Jo
Journal article citation:
A Life in the Day, 9(2), May 2005, pp.12-17.
Publisher:
Emerald

Describes how non-government organisations are establishing community based employment initiatives in eastern Europe, creating opportunities for people with mental health problems. Looks at the challenges they face as they seek to establish financial self-sufficiency while not loosing their social support functions.

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Advocacy project in Central Europe

Author:
KLEIN Judith
Journal article citation:
Breakthrough, 2(1), 1998, pp.19-25.

Reports on the Central European Mental Disability Advocacy Project (CEMDAP), whose mission is to promote the inclusion of people with both developmental disabilities and mental health problems. CEMDAP provides direct funding and support for non-governmental organisations.

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Promoting self-help initiatives in mental health in Eastern and Central Europe

Author:
HAYWARD Robert
Journal article citation:
Breakthrough, 2(1), 1998, pp.45-55.

Reports on the Hamlet Trust which is working in partnership with self-help mental health non-governmental organisations in Central and Eastern Europe through a combination of technical and financial assistance, training and information sharing.

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Pathways to policy - developing inclusive mental health policy in Eastern Europe

Authors:
BUREAU Jonathan, SHEARS Jane
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Review, 11(4), December 2006, pp.32-35.
Publisher:
Pier Professional

The Hamlet Trust, a UK-based charity, has been working to develop a network of grassroots user-led organisations in central and eastern Europe and central Asia since the early 1990s. The Hamlet Trust's Pathways to Policy programme, launched in 2002, has been helping to improve mental health policies and outcomes for service users by inclusive means, with service users beginning to feel they can influence the policy environment. This article looks at the work of the Hamlet Trust, and uses the case study of Albania to illustrate how the Pathways to Policy programme is getting results.

Journal article

From Kerala to Kyrgyzstan

Authors:
CUTLER Paul, HAYWARD Robert, MAKENBAEVA Burul
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, November 2006, pp.18-20.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Over the last four years the UK-based international mental health charity InterAction has worked with partners in Eastern Europe to develop and research ways for grassroots activists to influence policy development through practice projects. The work has been guided by the policy as process model, which was developed originally for international work with people who experienced disempowerment and disadvantage through poverty and deprivation. The authors describe their work in Eastern Europe, and also outline findings of a research project to evaluate the usefulness of the policy as process model to mental health activists working at grassroots level. The authors also look at how they have been use the model in areas of the UK.

Journal article

Getting organised

Authors:
CUTLER Paul, HAYWARD Robert, SHEARS Jane
Journal article citation:
Mental Health Today, November 2002, pp.24-26.
Publisher:
Pavilion
Place of publication:
Hove

Reports on a project undertaken in Central and Eastern Europe by the Hamlet Trust to support and develop local self help groups. The project, Developing Network Partnerships, was funded by the UK Community Fund and works with mental health organisations to develop their organisational capacity. Hamlet also has a commitment to user involvement and self-help as a means for people to take control of their lives.

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