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Preparation of mental health policy guidelines

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has started to prepare mental health policy guidelines. The guidelines would extend to the year 2030. The objective of the guidelines is to ensure that mental health work will continue in a goal-oriented manner.

The mental health policy guidelines will include a programme for suicide prevention.

An expert group has prepared proposals for five focal areas of mental health policy guidelines:

  1. Mental health as a resource
  2. Construction of children’s and young people’s mental health in everyday life
  3. Mental health rights
  4. Broad-based services that meet people’s needs
  5. Good mental health management

The aim is to circulate the proposals for consultation in autumn 2019.

Further information

Helena Vorma, lääkintöneuvos 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Hyvinvointi- ja palveluosasto / HPO, Palvelut-yksikkö / PAL, Aikuiset-tulosryhmä / AIKU 0295163388  


Tuulia Rotko, Senior specialist 
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Hyvinvointi- ja palveluosasto / HPO, Palvelut-yksikkö / PAL, Toimintakyky-tulosryhmä / TOK 0295163125