Mental Health Resources Programme

“I found that with depression, one of the most important things you can realize is that you are not alone, you’re not the first to go through it, you are not gonna be the last to go through it”- Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

INTRODUCTION

Anxiety, depression and addiction have skyrocketed in recent decades. The recent global pandemic has only worsened the situation. This has increased the demand for content on mental health and well-being, both for research and personal use. Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) Library, in partnership with the Public Diplomacy section at the U.S. Embassy in Harare is running a mental health online information resources programme from October 2022 to September 2023. The aim of the programme is to support higher education partnerships through the provision of educational resources and promote access to digital educational resources that support One Health for Zimbabwean higher education. Additionally, the programme aims to support higher education research and development of faculty staff through collaborative research opportunities.

ACTIVITIES & NEWS

The programme is providing enhanced access to appropriate and effective mental health online information resources, through subscription to relevant databases as well as providing access to open access databases. Additionally, the programme, through a specialised Information Literacy Skills programme, is equipping faculty and students with knowledge and skills to identify, retrieve, evaluate and ethically use these various mental health information resources, and more importantly communicate that information for academic and research purposes. Through the programme, wireless access to the internet for mental health research purposes was enhanced through assembling of necessary computer technologies. Lastly, the programme is enhancing collaboration with faculty through evidence-based mental health research support from the programme’s selected academic journal databases.

ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Various electronic information resources have been harnessed, through subscription and open access platforms, to support the programme.

LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONS ON MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Demonstrate awareness and analytical use of mental health information collections and services.

NET-ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Dedicated mental health resource corner within the library, with hardwired and wireless computer workstations.

RESEARCH LIFECYLCE SUPPORT TO MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Research support, evidence-based approach to mental health by mental health
stakeholders.

MENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION RESOURCES

The following databases have been subscribed to provide access to mental health information to faculty and students. Additionally, GZU Library will enhance faculty and student’s access to other open access databases from time to time.

EBSCO Book Subscription Psychology Collection

EBSCO Book Psychology collection covers a massive range of concepts and it can be a challenge to put a comprehensive e-book collection together. That’s why EBSCO collection development librarians have curated this collection which includes more than 590 popular selections in psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counselling, social psychology, evolutionary psychology, developmental psychology, and more.

EBSCO Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection 

EBSCO Psychology and Behavioral Sciences collection covers a massive range of areas which includes more than 590 popular selections Clinical Psychology • Cognitive Psychology & Cognition • Counseling • Developmental Psychology • Evolutionary Psychology • Neuropsychology • Psychoanalysis • Psychopathology • Psychotherapy • Social Psychology

HINARI – Elsevier

Hinari offers access to thousands of journals, books, and other information resources in biomedical and health sciences topics. The journals and books can be searched through a special version of PubMed (Medline) and through other databases. Elsevier makes all of ScienceDirect and Scopus–  including over 2,000 journals and 6,000 books – available through HINARI.

Wiley Online Library

An extensive collection of online multidisciplinary resources that enable library patrons to easily discover and access the journal articles, books and references that are most relevant to their research needs and goals. Wiley Online Library Databases includes: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) databases, The Cochrane Library, Essential Evidence Plus, and Spectral Databases & Chemistry Software Solutions from Wiley Science Solutions.

MEDLINE
Coming soon

PubMed and PUBMED Central databases
Coming soon

American Journal of Public Health
Coming soon

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