Mental health

Planning and budgeting to deliver services for mental health

WHO mental health policy and service guidance package - module 3

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: vii, 110 p.
Publication date: 2003
Languages: Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian
ISBN: ISBN 9241545968
WHO reference number: WM 30 2003ME V3



The purpose of this module is to present a clear and rational planning model for assessing the needs of local populations for mental health care and planning services. The module includes detailed technical information to assist planners to assess their current mental health services, use epidemiological data to calculate the resources required for mental health care, set budgeting and planning targets and implement those targets. Using practical examples to illustrate the calculations throughout, the module aims to provide countries with a set of planning and budgeting tools to assist with the delivery of mental health services.

This module is part of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. The package consists of a series of interrelated user-friendly modules designed to address the wide variety of needs and priorities in policy development and service planning. Each module addresses a core aspect of mental health.