This toolkit has been developed as part of WHO’s mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP), which aims to ensure that people with mental health conditions receive high-quality, evidence-based mental health services that promote human rights, dignity and equity. It also aims to achieve universal health coverage through integration of mental health services throughout primary, secondary facility-based and community-based care.
This toolkit is divided into two parts:
- Part 1 is an informational guide for programme managers or service planners in either the governmental or nongovernmental sectors who are interested in developing community-level mental health services.
- Part 2 is a practical manual for anyone wishing to promote and address mental health within their community.