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Addressing Anxiety and Depression: A Whole System Approach

Addressing Anxiety and Depression: A Whole System Approach

Sally Souraya, Thomas Canning, Paul Farmer

This report strives to highlight the necessity of tackling the question of anxiety and depression and what policy makers can implement to tackle this issue in the workplace setting and beyond.

The WISH Anxiety and Depression forum and forum report provide an overview of the global challenge of anxiety and depression and the significant treatment gap. It emphasizes the important role of prevention and promotion initiatives while also considering the evidence and best practices for integrated models of care. The WISH report explores how integrated care models can be implemented, evaluated and improved across differing health systems and resources settings. The report concludes by providing recommendations for increasing coverage, improving quality of care and ensuring the implementation and scale up of services in a sustainable way.

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Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer CBE has been Chief Executive of Mind, the leading mental health charity working in England and Wales since May 2006. He is Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organizations (ACEVO), the leading voice of the UK’s charity and social enterprise sector. He co-authored ‘Thriving at Work’ for the UK government, setting out how to transform mental health in work places.