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Organization of 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.; Mental health services make it possible to deliver effective interventions. The way that these services are organized has an important bearing on their effectiveness and the ultimate fulfilment of the aims and objectives of natinonal mental health policies.; This module begins with a description and analysis of the forms of mental health service organization found around the world. The status of service organization is reviewed and recommendations are made for organizing mental health services, based on an optimal mix of a variety of services. The main recommendations are to integrat.

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