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Planning and budgeting to deliver services for mental health


The WHO has developed a mental health policy and service guidance package to help implement the policy recommendations of the World Health Report 2001: "Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope". The package consists of a series of inter-related and 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.; 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 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 tolls to assist with.