Mental Health Case Studies Project

Contact person: 
Alex Cohen

The Case Studies Methodology project, with London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, completed its development of a practical manual for evaluating mental health services in 2010. Good quality evaluation, and the ability to compare strengths and weaknesses of programmes, is essential if we are to improve services.

The Case Study methodology format is being used in various evaluations by a number of organisations, including in Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India. It is also being used as a format for work being done through (password required) website, and in the University of Melbourne Global Mental Health programme.

Already, one publication has used this methodology to compare programmes in Nigeria, Timor Leste and India¹. Two projects in Nigeria are also now pilot sites for development of a practical outcomes evaluation tool, which we hope to roll out in CBM’s partner programme in West Africa, as well as make available to other organisations.