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The Kintampo Project began in 2006 following a request from the Ghana Ministry of Health. Below is a summary timeline of selected activities and Key milestones since: 

January 2016

Dr Ana Miorelli, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at Southampton General Hospital, spends 1 week in Kintampo teaching students, practitioners and developing local Kintampo Project educators at the Psychosocial Centre.

September 2015

131 new students (6th intake) start the programs

Total number of new mental health workers now produced and working = 543

June 2015

Dr Mark Roberts visits Kintampo and mental health colleagues including CMHO and CPO to view progress.

February 2015

Local Kintampo Project College of Health facilitators successfully independently run a 2 day CPD workshop and AGM for 55 CMHO and CPO practitioners. 

November - December 2014

Dr Tracey Bone undertakes forensic psychiatry study at Pantang Hospital on behalf of the Kintampo Project. 

November 2014

Dr Mark Roberts visits Kintampo and mental health colleagues including CMHO and CPO to view progress

October 2014

Three leading Kintampo Project local educators in Ghana visit UK for 4 weeks on Commonwealth Professional Fellowship scholarships for personal and professional development.

September 2014

125 new students (5th intake) start the programs

Total number of new mental health workers now produced and working = 418

August 2014

A two day CPD workshop is held in Kintampo for 110 CMHO and CPO practitioners.  Run by local Kintampo Project College of Health facilitators with light touch support from one UK team member. 

Annual General Meeting held in Kintampo for CMHO and CPO - attended by 95 practitioners 

January - March 2014

Dr John O'Grady and Alison O'Grady spend 6 weeks at the Kintampo Psychosocial Centre working with local Kintampo Project team on leadership development.  John and Alison's brief website summary can be read here.  

November 2013

Dr Mark Roberts visits Kintampo and mental health colleagues including CMHO and CPO to view progress

September 2013

Dr Adjase and Dr Mark Roberts attend and present at THET annual conference in London. 

September 2013

127 new students (4th intake) start the programs

Total number of new mental health workers now produced and working = 291

August 2013

A two day CPD workshop is held in Kintampo for 64 CMHO and CPO practitioners.  Jointly run by UK and local Kintampo Project College of Health facilitators

Annual General Meeting held in Kintampo for CMHO and CPO - attended by 125 practitioners 

July 2013

Landmark survey of Ghana mental health system (WHO-AIMS) published

Project report for 2012-13 published

June-August 2013

5 Kintampo Project Educators visit UK for professional development

April-May 2013

3 Kintampo Project members spend 8 weeks supporting development of the Kintampo Psychosocial Centre 

October 2012

Results of WHO-AIMS survey presented to stakeholders in Accra, Ghana

Building work on the Kintampo Psychosocial Centre supported by The Kintampo Project completed

September 2012

Graduation Ceremony for 165 successful students on our degree and diploma programs

Following interview of 500+ applicants 113 new students (3rd intake) start the programs

Total number of new mental health workers now produced and working = 183

August 2012

Kintampo Project member spends 2 weeks in Kintampo supporting licensure exams for our degree and diploma programs

June 2012

4 Regional hub-site lead preceptors spend 1 month in UK for skills transfer and educational leadership development at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

May 2012

2 weeks clinical teaching (for teachers) on epilepsy in Ghana

May 2012

9 UK Kintampo Project clinicians teach lead mental health educators for 3 weeks in Ghana

April - December 2012

The Kintampo Project, Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service survey the whole of Ghana’s Mental Health System using standardised World Health Organisation methodology. This follows on from the passing of Ghana’s new Mental Health Act in March 2012.

February 2012

4 day curriculum evaluation meeting with students, practitioners, educators and key policy makers

January 2012

New Charity, The Kintampo Trust, launched

October 2011

109 new students enrolled on The Kintampo Project program at the College of Health.

September 2011

Each of Ghana's 10 Regions designates a lead preceptor to train colleagues to become mental health educators for our programs based on a hub and spoke model.

Workshop held in Kintampo for 80 program educators including, CPNs, social workers, police, prison staff and traditional healers.

72 Community Mental Health Officers start work across Ghana's 275 districts, taking Mental Health services to rural and underserved communities.

111 new students enrol on the programmes.

August 2011

72 CMHO examined for licensure qualifications by Ghanaian senior clinicians and UK external examiner.

KRHTS becomes College of Health pending affiliation with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

May 2011

6 Southern Health clinicians work with lead preceptors in 4 Regions in Ghana to develop clinical and educator skills.

April 2011

A new charity, The Kintampo Trust is created to help manage The Kintampo Project.

Hampshire Partnership renamed to Southern Health

March 2011

Regional hub site lead Preceptors visit the UK for four weeks for skills transfer and professional development.

December 2010

Educator development workshop held in Ghana for 30 program tutors and preceptors.

October 2010

Diploma in Community Mental Health program begins at KRHTS.

April 2010

Degree in Community Medicine and Clinical Psychiatry program begins at KRHTS.

December 2009

First educator development workshop for preceptors (practiced based mental health educators) for the program in Ghana takes place.

October 2008

UK nursing team visits Ghana for in-depth consultation with Ghanaian mental health nurses.

November 2007

Development of the Degree in Community Medicine and Clinical Psychiatry (produces Medical Assistant Psychiatry, renamed in 2012 to Clinical Psychiatric Officer) and Diploma in Community Mental Health (producing Community Mental Health Officer) programs start

March 2007

Kintampo Rural Health Training School (Ghana) and Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust (UK) agree to work together and sign a Memorandum of Understanding.