WHO commits to develop guidance and support countries to address the negative attitudes and practises towards people with psychosocial, cognitive and intellectual disabilities and to put in place mental health and related polices, plans, laws and services that are compliant with the CRPD. This commitment is in line with the Comprehensive mental health action plan 2013-2020. 

Timeframe and/or implementation plan

  1. Develop guidance for CRPD compliant policy & laws related to mental health
  2. Implement capacity building tools to change negative attitudes & practices towards people with psychosocial, intellectual & cognitive disabilities
  3. Provide best practices for community-based mental health services in line with CRPD
  4. Strengthen dialogue & linkages with national & international DPOs & seek active engagement for all WHO QualityRights resources & actions.

Timeframe: 2018 - 2023.

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