Enabling translation of Science to Service to ENhance Depression CarE (ESSENCE)
Background: Enabling translation of Science to Service to ENhance Depression CarE (ESSENCE) is a five years research project which aims to bridge the gap between science and mental health care by generating evidence on cost effective implementation approaches for scaling up of evidence based intervention for mental disorders, particularly for treating depression. TPO Nepal is one of the partners for ‘Capacity Building Component’ in ESSENCE. The capacity building component aims to develop and offer fellowships and online courses tailored for South Asia, to build capacity of researchers, media professionals, policy makers and service user representatives to disseminate mental health research and to enhance the uptake of research findings.
Goals: ESSENCE will seek to reduce the treatment gap for mental disorders, and particularly for depression by:
- Generating knowledge by designing and evaluating digital interventions for training and implementation of psychosocial interventions.
- Enhancing the uptake of knowledge by engaging with and building the capacity of the researchers, media professionals, policy makers, program managers and service user representatives.
Time frame: 1st July 2017 to 31st May 2022
Supported by: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), USA
Partners/Collaboration with: ESSENCE is led by Sangath in collaboration with Harvard Medical School.
For details: http://www.sangath.in/essence/