Department of Mental Health and Community is a new department in the Faculty of Medicine, UGM. This department integrated two sub-departments (Mental Health and Community Nursing) in the Department of Nursing, established in 1998. Recently, our department consists of 8 academic staff members with Master and PhD qualifications. Our research strategic plan articulates major research topic in mental health areas, such as disaster mental health nursing, community mental health nursing, care of mental health nursing in hospital, smoking cessation behavior, vulnerable family, elderly nursing care in family and nursing home setting, and nutritional problems in community. Our staff also conduct clinical services through research and publication. In 2015, we published more than 20 publications, consisting of paper presentations, journals and textbooks. Our collaboration with mental health nurses in teaching hospitals, such as Dr Sardjito Hospital, UGM Hospital, Soeradji Tirtonegoro Hospital, and Banyumas Hospital through joint workshops, research, surveillance training also enhance our research performance and competence. In addition,efforts to strengthen our international network has been carried out by collaborating with James Cook University (Australia), Kobe and Kobe Women University (Japan) and University of Boras (Swedia). To fulfill our responsibility to the community, we conduct training and educational programs for health cadres and residents in the community focusing mainly on mental health treatment in home care setting.
|1998||Mental Health Division and Community Nursing Division established as part of the Department of Nursing, Faculty of
|2005||The first standardized nursing language (Nanda, NOC, NIC) seminar in Indonesia initiated|
|2005||The Jogjakarta Mental Health Nursing Association established and the National Conference of Indonesian Mental Health Nursing organized and led by the division|
|2016||Department of Mental Health and Community Nursing established|