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National Emergency Training in Mental Health and Psychosocial Care at COVID-19: an experience report

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  • Débora da Silva Noal Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Escola de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca (Ensp), Centro de Pesquisas e Estudos sobre Desastres (Cepedes) – Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
  • Carlos Machado de Freitas Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) – Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6626-9908
  • Maria Fabiana Damásio Passos Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) – Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2255-8780
  • Fernanda Serpeloni Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Escola de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca (Ensp), Departamento de Estudos sobre Violência e Saúde Jorge Careli (Claves) – Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6222-0162
  • Bernardo Dolabella Melo Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Escola de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca (Ensp), Centro de Pesquisas e Estudos sobre Desastres (Cepedes) – Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2565-9955
  • Michele Rocha de Araújo El Kadri Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Instituto Leônidas e Maria Deane (ILMD) – Manaus (AM), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7179-4755
  • Daphne Rodrigues Pereira Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Escola de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca (Ensp) – Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7953-9807
  • Michele Souza e Souza Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Escola de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca (Ensp), Laboratório de Situações Endêmicas Regionais (Laser) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8014-8528
  • Nicolly Papacidero Magrin Universidade de Brasília (UNB) – Brasília (DF), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3059-0473
  • Juliana Fernandes Kabad Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Escola de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca (Ensp) – Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
  • Sara da Silva Meneses Escola Superior de Ciências da Saúde (ESCS) – Brasília (DF), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9939-6935
  • Carolyne Cesar Lima Ghent University – Gante, Bélgica. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4308-0867
  • Maria de Jesus Rezende Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) – Brasília (DF), Brasil. https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9927-7293

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.1321

Keywords:

Mental healt, Psychosocial support systems, Covid-19, Pandemics, Training courses

Abstract

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.

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Posted

2020-10-07

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Health Sciences