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National Mental Health Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020

Government of South Africa; National Department of Health Country Resources Mental Health Policies, Mental Health Strategies and Plans South Africa 1 January 2013 Policy document mental health care, mental health system

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The Policy Framework and Strategic Plan 2013-2020 identifies key activities that are considered catalytic to further transforming mental health services in South Africa and ensuring that quality mental health services are accessible, equitable, comprehensive and are integrated at all levels of the health system, in line with World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations.

The purpose of this policy is to give guidance to provinces for mental health promotion, prevention of mental illness, treatment and rehabilitation. The policy is intended to be comprehensive in its scope, addressing the full age range, and covering all mental disorders, including co-morbid intellectual disability and substance use disorders.


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