An explicit mental health policy is an essential and powerful tool for a mental health section in a ministry of health. When properly formulated and implemented through plans and programs, policy can have a significant impact on the mental health of populations.
This module sets out practical steps for the development of policies, plans and programmes and for their implementation. Specific examples from countries are used to illustrate the process of developing policy, plans and programs throughout the module.
Also available: WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package14 modules
Other modules included in the package:
Improving Access and Use of Psychotropic Medicines
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans
Mental Health Context
Mental Health Financing
Advocacy for Mental Health
Quality Improvement for Mental Health
Organization of Services for Mental Health
Planning and Budgeting to Deliver Services for Mental Health
Mental Health Legislation and Human Rights
Mental Health Policies and Programmes in the Workplace
Mental Health Information Systems
Human Resources and Training in Mental Health
Monitoring and Evaluation of Mental Health Policies and Plans
|Publisher:||World Health Organization|
|Series:||Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package Series|
|Edition description:||Updated Version|
|Product dimensions:||8.20(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
World Health Organization is a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, charged to act as the world's directing and coordinating authority on questions of human health. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.