Resources & Materials


Integrating mental health into primary care – WHO WONCA publication

Mental Health & Development – WHO Report

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare order constituting the Policy Group dated 15th April 2011

Addendum to the Ministry Order dated 2nd May 2011

WHO mhGAP Intervention Guide

WHO Guidance Document on Mental Health Policy, Plan and Programme

WHO Guidance Document on Organization of Mental Health Services

Burden of Disease in India – Commission on Macroeconomics and Health

Guideline NMHP 11th Five Year Plan – Assistance for Manpower Development

Menal Health Policy – Indonesia 2001-05

WHO AIMS Report on Mental Health System in Gujarat

WHO AIMS Report on Mental Health System in Uttarkhand

NIMHANS Report – Evaluation of DMHP

Scaling up services for MND in low resource settings

Integrating chronic diseases in priimary care – Lancet article

Seting priorities for global mentall health – Lancet article

Chronic disease and injuries -Lancet India series

MANAS Trial – Using trained lay health counsellors for common mental disorders

Pills that swallow policy – Paper by Sumeet Jain and Sushrut Jadhav

ICMR – Mental Health Research in India

Mental Health Research Priorities in low and middile income countries

Research priorities for Indian psychiatry

Mental Health By the People

Outcomes of people with schizophrenia – British Journal of Psychiatry

Mental Health Care in India-Past Present and Future – RS Murthy

Mental Health Policy – Sri Lanka

Mental Health Policy – Wales

Effectiveness of mental health services in primary care – WHO Report

Minutes of 1st Meeting of Policy Group – 3rd May 2011

Mental Health An Indian Perspective – 1994 – 2003

Community care for people with mental disorders in developing countries

Comunity psychiatry in developeing coiuntries – a misnomer

Mental, Neurological and substance abuse disorders – systems approach

Mental health program in the 11th 5 year plan

Challenges in comunity mental health care developing countries

DMHP Evaluation Final Report 2011

Report seminar ‘Perspectives on Mental Illness in India’ 1 – 3 July 2010

Report on ‘Human Rights in Mental Institutions’ Workshop

Mental Health Initiatives in India 1947-2010

Lancet Editorial – The crisis in psychiatry

World Health Survey – 2003 – India

DMHP- A case study report

WHO summary report – Prevention of mental disorders

NAAJMI Knowledge Capture Workshop Report

Parivartan NGO – report of work with Regional Mental Hospital, Pune

Umang Report on child & adolescent MH service in Satara district

National Mental Health Programme- Time for reappraisal

Why MH Services in LAMI countries are under-resourced , underperforming

DMHP evaluation in four states – 2003

Clinical Establishment Bill 2007

Repackaging MH programmes in LAMI countries

Evaluation of DMHP – ICMR report for the Ministry of H&FW

CAG Report on Audit of MH Sector in Kerala 2010


Maps and Lists

List of Government Mental Hospitals

State wise List of Districts with DMHP

List of NGOs in mental health in the country


Mental Health Strategy UK

WHO Policy Analysis

Mental Health Policy Documents

UK Dept of Health Strategy Documents

Europe Mental Health Strategy

Press Coverage of work of Policy Group

The Hindu 5th May 2011

DNA 30th May 2011, Pune

2 Responses to Resources & Materials

  1. captainjohann says:

    The author gives the View point of a Mental health Professional which number about about 3500 Psychiatrists,800 Psychiatric nurses,500 odd clinical Psychologists and some odd Psychiatric social workers.. Labeling is a western term and super rich mentality.Ms.pandit must visit all government Mental health institutions and see who bothers for labeling.she must see institutions which feed these Homeless abandoned mentally ill and see how labeling does not matter to them.This is how those disabled due to Mental illness(not disabled according to them as they have rights under UNCRPD) and their families are deprived of various benefits which is given to street dogs even under the Menaka Gandhi led social justice Ministry.

  2. Shilpa Pandit says:

    As a mental Health professional and an Indian citizen, I have 4 comments to make. I am sure, they must have been factored, nevertheless.
    1. The policy must make distinction between mental health issues needing medical help/or not. Also, needing medical help sporadically or extensively and so on. It must address the non-medical issues in greater emphasis, since they also allude to preventive and rehabilitative aspects as well as non-medical support during the medical “phase”
    2. Labelling must be avoided, even if for entitlements. Legal entitlements in the name of “disabilities” in fact perpetuate and legitimise the existing inequities and stigma.
    3. Community mental health approach and Lay counseling approach is freer of the
    constraints of labelling at least for a lot of issues which definitelty need care but certainly dont need the label “box” .
    4. The policy must give a push to culturally sensitive understanding of mental health. This is both in terms of addressing the negative aspects while augmenting the resilience provided by cultures.

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