Emergency Mental Health Service Delivery: Pandemic and Beyond

A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144). This special issue belongs to the section "Psychiatry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 180

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
1. Emergency Mental Health, Sunshine Hospital, Western Health, Melbourne, Australia
2. Tutor for Master of Psychiatry Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Interests: emergency psychiatry; youth mental health; developmental psychiatry; social psychiatry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In light of the significant challenges and transformations observed in the delivery of mental health services during the recent global pandemic, this Special Issue seeks to delve deep into the innovations, adaptations, and resilience of mental health service providers and systems. The aim is not just to document the changes during the pandemic but to draw valuable lessons and insights that can shape the future of emergency mental health service delivery.

We believe your expertise and insights in this field would greatly benefit our readers and contribute significantly to this body of knowledge.

Key topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Innovations in emergency mental health delivery during the pandemic;
  • Challenges and barriers faced by service providers;
  • Studies showcasing adaptability and resilience;
  • Long-term implications and strategies for future crisis preparedness;
  • Studies, e.g., COVID-19 outbreak, preventive measures, etc.;
  • Studies related to leadership and clinical governance;
  • Special sections: youth mental health, neuropsychiatry, etc.

Dr. Soumitra Das
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • emergency mental health
  • pandemic
  • service delivery
  • precautions

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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