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Rescheduled Date: October 3-5th, 2021

Venue: Kaohsiung Marriott Hotel (Kaohsiung, Taiwan)

Length: 2.5 days (+1 day Pre-Event Meeting)

Program: Interest Group Seminars, Summit Programming (Workshops, Oral/Poster Presentations, Symposiums, Alternative Sessions, Plenary Speakers), Welcome Reception, Banquet, Master Classes, Cultural Tours

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Evidence from research with children, youth, adults of working age and elderly people

During the two days of the 9th and 10th  of January, the Institute for Community Health Research (ICHR), Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy (Hue UMP) has organized the workshop on ‘Mental Health in Vietnamese communities: Evidence from research with children, youth, adults of working age and elderly people’ at the Faculty of Public Health, Hue UMP.

 

About 150 active participants including representatives of the Ministry of health, Ministry of Education, Health services and Educational services of  central and highland provinces, international professors from Queensland University of Technology and Tasmania University, Australia; University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; doctors of Thua thien Hue psychiatrist hospital, doctors and nurses of oncology department of Hue Central hospital and Hospital of Hue UMP, high school pupils, medical students, cancer patients, postnatal women, representatives of the elderly association, women’s union, the youth union of Thua thien Hue province, professors and doctors, lecturers of Hue UMP, Ha Noi Medical University, Ha Noi School of Public Health…

 

Coming to the workshop, there were around 150 active participants including representatives of the Ministry of health, Ministry of Education, Health services and Educational services of  central and highland provinces, international professors from Queensland University of Technology and Tasmania University, Australia; University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; doctors of Thua thien Hue psychiatrist hospital, doctors and nurses of oncology department of Hue Central hospital and Hospital of Hue UMP, high school pupils, medical students, cancer patients, postnatal women, representatives of the elderly association, women’s union, the youth union of Thua thien Hue province, professors and doctors, lecturers of Hue UMP, Ha Noi Medical University, Ha Noi School of Public Health…

In this workshop, researchers from the ICRH at Hue UMP and colleagues from health and education organizations and sectors have presented the main findings from studies on the mental health of the communities among different age groups carried out in national and central Vietnam. The topics of research are very common issues, influencing many people at different age groups such as: academic pressure and its association with mental health among high school pupils, common mental disorders such as depression, anxiety disorder among medical university students, postnatal depression, mental health among cancer patients, dementia and depression among the elderly. The workshop also exchanged international perspectives on mental health, based on research and advocacy in the East Asian region and Australia.

The remarkable difference of this workshop compared to others was the connection between scientific evidence from research findings and the inclusion of community voices. The workshop has created an open discussion platform, in which community members including pupils, students, new mothers, cancer patients and the elderly have the chance to talk about themselves. They shared very openly with the workshop many issues about mental health related to their own experiences. Issues discussed by community members included: experiences of academic stress during high school, the counseling and practical supports students need from  universities, strategies student use to cope with study and prevent depression, things that affect new mothers’ well-being with their babies and what should health services do to support new mothers, how cancer patients experience their treatment and ongoing care, and services the elderly need to help them at home and in the community.Community Voices

The ending session of the workshop includes a workshop overview and panel discussion on how to use research to improve mental health, improving psychosocial support in cancer care with the active participants of community members, researchers, clinical doctors, and policy makers. We hope that the research findings can be applied to make a positive, practical difference in people’s lives.

Our research and this workshop are supported financially by The Atlantic Philanthropies Vietnam; The Viet Nam Government postgraduate scholarship program, the Australian Government Australia Awards Scholarships and Endeavour Awards programs; Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy; and the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia.

                                                                                

Community voices

  
High School Students, talking about their experience of study burden during high school

 

         "Community voices: 5th year Medical students are sharing "Counselling and practical supports we need from our universities "

 

Elderly people are suggesting:  "Services we need to help us at home and in the community "

 

Cancer survivors sharing: How we experience our treatment and ongoing care

Open panel discussion

Open panel discussion: Moderated by Dr Nguyen Van Cau (Oncologist), Dr Nguyen Huu Cat (Psychiatrist):  "Improving psychosocial support in cancer care"

 

 

A/Professor Vo Van Thang, sharing "What should health services do to support new mothers"
Representive, Binh Dinh Province Health Department, Mr Ha Anh Thach is delivering the questions and comments

News: ICHR

Workshop Photos: Link


News on media

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Hội thảo Sức khỏe tâm thần trong cộng đồng người Việt Nam: http://giaoducthoidai.vn/suc-khoe/hoi-thao-suc-khoe-tam-than-trong-cong-dong-nguoi-viet-nam-617284-c.html

 

ICHR Mental Health Workshop on VTV Hue (Regional television)

ICHR Mental Health Workshop Jan 2015 http://youtu.be/XeLjzMVuzto