mhGAP - a WHO mental health resource

WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme

Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims to scale up care for priority mental, neurological and substance use conditions (depression, psychosis, epilepsy, developmental disorders, behavioural disorders, dementia, alcohol use, drug use, and suicide/self-harm).

The mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG), developed based on WHO recommendations, contains clinical protocols for management of priority conditions by non-specialist health care providers. Link to mhGAP website.

To assist with capacity building and the delivery of care, a training package (slides, handouts, videos and facilitator guides) has been developed to train non-specialist health care providers. It focuses on training the skills and knowledge needed to provide assessment and management for people with each mhGAP priority conditions. Other mhGAP related guides and tools to assist implementation of mhGAP have been developed.

mhGAP related materials (Draft or field test version available upon request)
• mhGAP Training Package
o Training materials based on mhGAP-IG: includes slides, facilitators guides, and participants guide
• mhGAP Manual for Programme Planners
o Guide providing practical support for planning, developing, managing and monitoring mhGAP
• mhGAP Situation analysis tool
o Baseline situation analysis tool at national, regional, district and facility level
• mhGAP Adaptation Guide
o Guide to adapt mhGAP-IG and training materials to the local context
• mhGAP Support and Supervision Guide
o Guide on supervision with forms for use
• mhGAP Training of the Trainers and Supervisors Guide (ToTS guide)
o Guide to provide ToTS to future trainers and supervisors
• mhGAP Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit
o Guide and tool for monitoring and evaluation

Please email to [email protected] with your name and affiliation to receive invitation to a website where you can download the draft materials.