National Emergency Training in Mental Health and Psychosocial Care at COVID-19: an experience report
Keywords:Mental healt, Psychosocial support systems, Covid-19, Pandemics, Training courses
In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic, due to the rapid spread of the SARS-Cov-2 virus, triggering the global alert about the need for rapid expansion of the capacity for surveillance, prevention and implementation of assistance structures for the countries' health systems. In the day after the statement by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, that recognized community transmission in Brazil, a group of researchers was invited to gather scientific evidence and best practices for mental health and psychosocial care at COVID-19. 1,563 articles were selected that referred to mental health and / or psychosocial care in contexts of health emergencies. Researchers, teachers and volunteers from 25 institutions, recognized for their notorious knowledge, participated, totaling 117 volunteer professionals. It was decided to set up an online national course. Altogether 60,780 professionals joined the course in the first 30 days of enrollment. The online modeling, synchronous and asynchronous, enabled training during a period of social distance, and also allowed professionals from different states in the national territory to have access to updated information based on national and international research, seeking to guarantee the strengthening of actions within the scope health policies, and based on international protocols.
Copyright (c) 2020 Débora da Silva Noal, Carlos Machado de Freitas, Maria Fabiana Damásio Passos, Fernanda Serpeloni, Bernardo Dolabella Melo, Michele Rocha de Araújo El Kadri, Daphne Rodrigues Pereira, Michele Souza e Souza, Nicolly Papacidero Magrin, Juliana Fernandes Kabad, Sara da Silva Meneses, Carolyne Cesar Lima, Maria de Jesus Rezende
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