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Table 1 Matrix of “Best Practice” and “Good Practice” interventions

From: Promotion, prevention and protection: interventions at the population- and community-levels for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries

Delivery platform Promotion and primary prevention Identification and case detection Treatment, care and rehabilitation
 Delivery subplatform
Population wide
 Legislation and regulation Laws and regulations to reduce demand for alcohol use:   
Laws to restrict access to means of self-harm/suicide
Child protection laws
Improved control of neurocysticercosis
 Information/awareness Mass public awareness campaigns   
 Workplace Integrating mental health promotion strategies such as stress reduction and awareness of alcohol and drug misuse into occupational health and safety policies   
 Schools Universal SEL programs Information and awareness  
Targeted programmes for vulnerable children Identification and case detection in schools of children with MNS disorders
 Neighbourhood/community groups Parenting programs during infancy Training of gatekeepers, including community health workers, police, and social workers in identification of MNS disorders, including self-harm Training non-specialist community members at a neighbourhood level to assist with community-based support and rehabilitation of people with mental disorders
Early child enrichment/preschool educational programs
Parenting programs for children ages 2–14 years
Gender equity and/or economic empowerment programs for vulnerable groups
  1. Recommendations in italics = “best practice”; recommendations in normal font = “good practice”. MNS mental, neurological, and substance; SEL socio-emotional learning