Guidance on community mental health services: Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches

This document is part of the WHO “Guidance and technical packages on community mental health services” set of publications which provide information and support to all stakeholders who wish to develop or transform their mental health system and services to align with international human rights standards including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

It describes the linkages needed with housing, education, employment and social protection sectors, and presents examples of integrated regional and national networks of community-based mental health services. Specific recommendations and action steps are presented for developing community mental health services that respect human rights and focus on recovery. This comprehensive document is accompanied by a set of seven technical packages focused on specific categories of mental health services and guidance for setting up new services.

Find the full report (in English) here.

Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Tools
Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Mental health, addiction

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