Policies and practices for mental health in Europe
Most European countries have recognized mental health as a priority area in recent years. Neuropsychiatric disorders are the second leading cause of disability-adjusted lifeyears (DALYs) in the WHO European Region. The report offers overview of activities in areas such as mental health promotion, mental disorder prevention, preventing stigma, service provision, human rights and empowerment of service users and families and carers.
Great diversity is apparent but there is a growing implementation of community-based mental health services and evidence of growing involvement of service users and carers in planning services