Mental health

Project Atlas: Resources for Mental Health

Project Atlas of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse is designed to collect, compile and disseminate data on mental health and neurology resources in the world. Resources include policies, programmes, financing, services, professionals, treatment and medicines, information systems and related organizations. These resources are necessary to provide services and care for people with mental, behavioural and neurological diseases/disorders.

The primary objective of the project is to raise public and professional awareness of the inadequacies of existing resources and services and the large inequities in their distribution at national and global level. The information is also useful in planning for enhancement of resources.

This website presents updated information from the project Atlas; at this time, subprojects on Mental Health and Neurology are included. The website allows users to find and display global, regional and country data, as well as to compare countries and WHO regions and prepare tables, charts and maps for downloading.

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.

WHO MIND Project