course ID: 2

Design, assessment, and implementation of policy, plans, and interventions for mental health


  • Pending and pressing issues and challenges in public mental health
  • Mental Health Policy and Plans, and Mental Health Services
  • Identification and use of policy options for the implementation of mental health policies


At the end of the course participants will:

  • Know the key pending mental health issues and challenges in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Understand and master the principles, approaches, and objectives of the 2013-2020 WHO Mental Health Action Plan
  • Be familiar with the existing experiences, evidence and good practices to inform the public health response to the population’s mental health needs
  • Be able to contribute to the design of mental health policy, plans, and programs
  • Be able to identify barriers and facilitators to inform and guide local implementation of mental health policies and plans
  • Acquire competences for the design and assessment of complex interventions for mental health


None specific.

Previous or current involvement and/or research in mental health projects and programs at all levels of health and social systems is an asset.

Emiliano Albanese

University of Geneva , School of Medicine (CH)

Benedetto Saraceno

Director, Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health, NOVA University, Lisbon (PT)