World Health Organisation and EQUIP Program
The mission statement for the WCCBT includes the desire to work with compatible global organizations on shared goals and objectives. These organizations include the World Health Organization, the United Nations (in particular, groups such as UNESCO, UNICEF and the UNHCR), but could include other established groups and associations, with a focus on evidence- based practice in general and the promotion of CBT, in particular.
In the past year, the WCCBT has had discussions with the World Health Organization related to their work in the area of mental health and specifically about their EQUIP guidelines, which are intended to “Ensure Quality in Psychological Support.” For readers who are not familiar with this initiative, the EQUIP program is a “joint WHO/UNICEF project to improve the competence of helpers and the consistency and quality of training and service delivery.”
‘An introduction to the W.H.O-UNICEF Ensuring Quality in Psychosocial and Mental Health Support (EQUIP) Initiative’ – A WCCBT Webinar
Presented by: Dr. James Underhill, EQUIP Project Coordinator, Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, WHO
Moderated by: Dr. Lata McGinn, President, World Confederation of CBT