Centro Especializado de Salud Mental de Ayacucho (COSMA)
This centre provides support to those individuals who have been deeply affected by the attacks of the Shining Path in the eighties and the nineties. Consequently, a significant number of the population continue to require a range of support strategies focusing on Mental Health issues. The centre has a day clinic which follows the international policies of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Latin America. It has four departments, one exclusive for chronic patients, one for the different mental health problems (depression, PTSD, addiction, personality disorders, etc.), one department for children with a mental disability and one for outreach programmes in prevention of mental health disorders.
You can find the presentation of a good practice here (in Spanish).
You can find a document with general information about the centre here (in English).
Number of beneficiaries:
2513 (in 2016)
Mental health care
Ambulatory mental health care
Care for people with a mental disability