National Mental Health Strategy
The National Mental Health Strategy and Suicide Prevention Agenda 2020–2030 are based on long-term preparations and broad-based collaboration. The starting point is the comprehensive approach of mental health in society and its different sectors and levels.
Mental health is seen as a resource that can be supported. It is possible to effectively prevent and manage mental disorders and reduce discrimination and stigmatisation associated with mental disorders.
The strategy has five priority areas:
- Mental health as human capital
- Developing positive mental health in the daily lives of children and young people
- Mental health rights
- Broad-based services that meet people’s needs
- Good mental health management
In 2020–22, implementation will focus on developing services, launching a suicide prevention program and increasing mental health skills in people’s everyday environments as part of a wider promotion of well-being and health.
Helena Vorma, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Medical Affairs
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Department for Clients and Services in Healthcare and Social Welfare / APO, Service System Unit / PAL Telephone:0295163388