Articles by Keyword: Community Mental Health

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  1. Community Psychology: The Case of Cameroon

    Community Psychology: The Case of Cameroon

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Community psychology in Cameroon is a budding discipline even its practice, given the scarcity of professionals with specialised training. However, this paper highlights public and private community-oriented projects that resonate with the principles of community psychology. The demands are high...
  2. Broadening Mental Health Services to Disadvantaged Communities in South Africa: Reflections on Establishing a Community Based Internship

    Broadening Mental Health Services to Disadvantaged Communities in South Africa: Reflections on Establishing a Community Based Internship

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The need to provide mental health services in disadvantaged communities remains a priority in South Africa. This paper illustrates how in consultation and partnership with the peri-urban community of Jamestown, a counselling psychology internship was established to provide a range...
  3. An evaluation of the Mental Health Facilitator programme in rural Uganda: Successes and recommendations for future implementation

    An evaluation of the Mental Health Facilitator programme in rural Uganda: Successes and recommendations for future implementation

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study evaluated the impact of a Mental Health Facilitator training protocol conducted with individuals from a local community in rural Uganda. The training programme is designed to facilitate the development and delivery of basic mental health services in under-served...
  4. Understanding Islamic Perspective of Mental Health and Psychotherapy

    Understanding Islamic Perspective of Mental Health and Psychotherapy

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This paper is an attempt to provide foundational information about Islamic perspective of mental health and psychotherapy. It further highlights the historical contribution of Muslim philosophers and physicians to the field of psychotherapy. In the aftermath of the 9/11 and...
  5. Suicidal Ideation and Associated Factors Among School-Going Adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Suicidal Ideation and Associated Factors Among School-Going Adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study determined the prevalence and associated factors of suicidal ideation among school-going adolescents in Harare, Zimbabwe. Data on 1970 respondents were obtained from a cross sectional study of the Global School-based health survey. Respondents were selected using a two-stage...
  6. Stress in Doctors: A Pilot Study of the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

    Stress in Doctors: A Pilot Study of the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study had the objective of explored the stressful aspects of a doctor's job at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. Stress can have a serious effect on the work output of a doctor and on their physical...
  7. A Comparison of Quality of Life in Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

    A Comparison of Quality of Life in Haemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Decreased quality of life of end-stage renal disease is further compromised by renal function replacement treatments such as haemodialysis (HD) and peritoneal dialysis (PD). Poor quality of life negatively affects treatment outcome. This study compared quality of life between HD...
  8. Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatric Disorders in Africa: Implications for Psychological Interventions

    Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatric Disorders in Africa: Implications for Psychological Interventions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The authors start by critically discussing some core features of Western psychiatric diagnosis, and present the cultural formulation as one approach to ensure that the cultural aspects of the diagnostic process are addressed, followed by a summary of what is...
  9. Psychosocial Well-being in a Group of South African Adolescents

    Psychosocial Well-being in a Group of South African Adolescents

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The aim of this study was to explore the psychosocial well-being of a group of South African adolescents. Participants (N=665, ages 15–17 years; males = 214, females = 451) from three high schools completed questionnaires on psychosocial well-being. Structured interviews...
  10. Follow-up of Mental Care Users by Nurses in the Primary Care Setting in South Africa

    Follow-up of Mental Care Users by Nurses in the Primary Care Setting in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The objective of this qualitative, exploratory, descriptive and contextual research was to explore and describe nurses' experience of follow-up and follow-through care of mental health care users in the primary care setting of South Africa. Thirty clinics were represented in...