Mental health

Mental health financing

WHO mental health policy and service guidance package - module 4

World Health Organization

Publication details

Number of pages: vii, 62 p.
Publication date: 2003
Languages: Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian
ISBN: ISBN 9241545933
WHO reference number: WM 30 2003ME V4



Financing is a critical factor in the realization of a viable mental health system. It is the mechanism whereby plans and policies are translated into action through the allocation of resources. This module provides guidance on how to assess current financing mechanisms for mental heath, maximise the resource base for mental health and make the best use of available funds to promote mental health reforms.

This module is part of the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. The package consists of a series of interrelated 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.