Mental health

Latest publications

Mental Health Atlas 2014

With data from 171 of WHO’s Member States, Mental Health Atlas 2014 provides a comprehensive overview of mental health policies, plans and services worldwide.

Promoting rights and community living for children with psychosocial disabilities

This joint WHO/Gulbenkian publication provides guidance on services and supports required to end institutionalization of children and ensure that they can live and thrive in the community.

First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

The ‘First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia’ fostered awareness of the public health and economic challenges posed by dementia and a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Member States and stakeholders.


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Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020

The action plan recognizes the essential role of mental health in achieving health for all people. It aims to achieve equity through universal health coverage and stresses the importance of prevention.

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