WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) guidelines

November 2023 - The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the third edition of the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) guidelines, providing updated recommendations for the treatment of mental health, neurological, and substance use disorders.

The guidelines aim to address the global impact of these conditions, with a focus on improving access to evidence-based interventions. The 2023 update includes new recommendations for anxiety disorders, emphasising cognitive behavioural therapy and stress management.

Additionally, the guidelines highlight the importance of psychological and psychosocial interventions for various conditions and emphasise the role of digitally-delivered interventions.

The guidelines can be read in full here.