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Table 3 Overall learning survey

From: A preliminary evaluation of the delivery of the “Leadership in Mental Health, Eastern Mediterranean Region” course

Overall learning survey Average
Mental health law
 Familiarity with the domains and elements of a mental health law. 3.0
 Know the steps of development of mental health law. 3.1
 Familiar with interface between mental health law and law related to the MH system, social welfare, education and criminal justice. 3.0
 Know the mechanisms for implementing mental health legislation in different countries. 2.9
 Familiarity with the core principles of human rights. 3.0
Overall 3.0
Mental health and psychosocial support in emergencies
 How to apply IASC guidelines to emergencies in my country. 3.1
 Ability to recognize groups that are vulnerable to mental illness. 3.1
 How to target psychosocial support to vulnerable groups. 3.3
 Understand the opportunities that arise in emergency situations for mental health service reform 3.2
 Skills and strategies that are needed for implementation of a mental health care plan with vulnerable communities. 3.2
Overall 3.2
Mental health and development
 Understanding of why mental health is important to the development agenda in my country. 3.3
 Ability to advocate for the inclusion of people with mental disorders in development efforts. 3.1
 Recognition that the determinants of mental health are complex. 3.2
 Ability to explain how social, economic, and environmental factors interact to affect mental health. 3.2
 Knowledge of which mental health and psychosocial support activities are supported by evidence. 3.0
Overall 3.2
Mental health policy and legislation
 Familiarity with the elements of a mental health policy. 3.2
 Knowledge of the steps of how to develop mental health policy. 3.1
 Knowledge of the steps of how to develop mental health programs. 3.0
 Awareness of the connections between mental health policy and legislation. 3.1
 Familiarity with the recovery approach to mental health policy. 3.0
Overall 3.1
Leadership in mental health
 Understanding of how the principles of leadership apply to the field of mental health. 3.2
 Knowledge of the practical steps to take to develop leadership capabilities. 3.2
 Familiarity with the steps for mental health advocacy. 3.3
 Knowledge of how to maintain relationships and build alliances. 3.2
Overall 3.2
Program monitoring and evaluation
 Understanding of the criteria used to evaluate evidence-based practices. 3.1
 Ability to use research evidence to guide decisions on implementation of interventions. 3.0
 Ability to explain why evaluation is important for developing mental health policies and plans. 3.3
 Familiarity with the different types of evaluations that can be used to assess mental health policies and plans. 3.3
 Knowledge of the steps for conducting an evaluation of mental health policy and plans. 3.1
 Understanding of the logic of evaluation. 3.2
 Understanding of the indicators in the WHO AIMS and the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan. 2.9
Overall 3.2
Planning and building alliances
 Understanding of the components of community mental health care. 3.3
 Knowledge of what a balanced care model for mental health should look like. 3.2
 Ability to give specific examples of community mental health services in my country. 3.3
 Familiarity with the steps of planning community-based services. 3.2
 Understanding of the importance of collaboration and partnerships in developing mental health services. 3.4
 Skills in building alliances with partners. 3.1
 Ability to utilize strategic plans to develop services. 3.2
Overall 3.2
Prevention and promotion
 Understanding of a holistic, encompassing approach to mental health promotion and prevention. 3.3
 Knowledge on need to integrate mental health into primary care for promotion and prevention. 3.4
 Importance of a mental health model focused on wellness and prevention rather than disease and treatment. 3.3
 Understanding of need to challenge the stigma surrounding mental illness. 3.3
Overall 3.3