PERSPECTIVES ON MENTAL HEALTH CARE AND THE PROTAGONISM OF FAVELA RESIDENTS.
Edited by Ana Paula Guljor, Silvia Monnerat, Paul Heritage and Paulo Amarante.
‘Cultural strategies as alternatives for the social inclusion of vulnerable populations in the field of mental health public policies: a case study in the community of Manguinhos’ is a project developed in partnership with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV), and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
The study aims to understand sociocultural experiences, interpreting them as valuable mechanisms for care, social inclusion and the consolidation of rights. We recognise that participation in arts and cultural projects or in activities focused on professional development, work, the solidarity economy or social participation is part of a fundamental strategy for social support and creating (healthy) lives in communities. Thus, we present here the results of a study that sought to map arts and culture initiatives developed in Manguinhos (RJ) during 2021 and 2022. Cultural initiatives constitute places of memory because of their importance to the development and conservation of local traditions, community connections and cultural expressions that provide a space for discussing gender, ethnic-racial, sexuality and generational issues, as well as for cultivating networks of solidarity and mutual support.
Read the report in English Cultural_Strategies
Read the report in Portuguese