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10 October World Mental Health Day

On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, ICN has identified the following actions for nurses and national nurses associations to combat stigma and discrimination and to transform mental health for all:

  • Promote mental health and prevent illness
  • Improve access to mental health care services
  • Promote community participation in mental health services planning, operation and evaluation
  • Influence policy makers and the public to shift from institutional care to primary health care through community-based programmes and task shifting approaches
  • Address educational needs of health personnel in mental health issues
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014 01:00