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MHPSS News from Around the World! mhpss.net Newsletter April 2014
April 16, 2014

Click here for the 1st edition of the mhpss.net newsletter, with the latest news on mental health and psychosocial support from around the world!

Call for Papers: The Lancet Psychiatry

lancetAnnouncing The Lancet Psychiatry

The Lancet is pleased to announce the launch of a new specialty journal in June 2014 which will publish original research, expert reviews, editorials, commentary, and news covering all topics related to psychiatry.

The Lancet Psychiatry will be an international, multidisciplinary general psychiatry journal promoting the improvement of, and advocacy for, mental health throughout the life course, through the dissemination of high-quality review, research, and opinion. Read more

Let’s be creative! Developing an exciting online tool for children and young people!

image001The Office of the Special Representative on Violence against Children is developing a web tool for children to provide a platform for children to share and access resources for/by children about ending and preventing violence (a sort of ‘clearinghouse’ of resources). An online survey for children has been developed to help gain a better understanding of how children currently use and access resources and what kind of online tool could be most useful to them. The survey is available in English, French, Arabic and Spanish (links provided below) and should take 15-20 minutes to complete. PDF versions of the survey are also available in case this is easier for children to fill out. (please return to [email protected]). Read more

Project Management & Basic Risk Training | Bangkok, Thailand | April 28- May 2, 2014

Sometimes we do have the feeling that Program Manager do not understand Safety/security issues and sometimes we do have the feeling that security people do not understand the difficulties of program management. Now the Human Development Foundation Forum created a course for both groups to enhance mutual understanding inside an organization. Scenario based this training provides both, the program implementer and the security personnel with insights into the field of the “other side” and also gives proposal writers an edge to fill out the “pre-conditions” and “mitigation of risks” in their proposal.

The Human Development Forum Foundation, a Thailand  non- government organization is organizing a seminar on “Project Management and Basic Risk Training on April 28-May 2, 2014 to be held at the Imperial Queen’s Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

The seminar will discuss the following topics:

Project / Proposal Design
Are you familiar with the basics of project design? Can you create clear tasks with its responsibilities and goals? In this course, you will understand how to plan and design a project under time limitations and limited resources. You will comprehend objectives and the underlying factors of project plan using the Problem/Objective Tree as an analytical tool.

The LogFrame is another analytical tool that will help you to understand the organization of a project and its substructures by narrowing your project into individual tasks. It is key to designing, implementing, and monitoring your project. It will also assist in risk analysis.

Budgeting and Monitor & Evaluation
Do you have a difficult time with budgeting? This course will introduce a comprehensive method for incomes, expenses, salaries, assets, and costs. In a team exercise, you will learn to develop a budget based on objectives, activities, and resources.

Project Risk Management
All projects have conditions such as time limits, budget allocations, and other specifications. You will understand the complexity of certain projects, and learn to best utilize the duration of your project. You may be confronted with insufficient resources or internal problems in the office or with partner organizations. This course will help you analyze the risk of your project and judge its success, and pinpoint the biggest threats to its efficiency.


Early Bird Discount – 24, 000 THB // 800 USD until March 31
Regular Price – 26,000 THB // 870 USD

For more information, please contact Ms. Stefanie Field ([email protected]).