WHAT IS WHO-AIMS?
The World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) is a new WHO tool for collecting essential information on the mental health system of a country or region. The goal of collecting this information is to improve mental health systems and to provide a baseline for monitoring the change. For the purpose of WHO-AIMS, a mental health system is defined as all the activities whose primary purpose is to promote, restore or maintain mental health. WHO-AIMS is primarily intended for assessing mental health systems in low and middle income countries, but is also a valuable assessment tool for high resource countries.
Note: Great care has been taken to ensure the reliability of the data presented in the WHO-AIMS country reports. Data for WHO-AIMS are collected by a team led by a focal point within the country and are, in most cases, approved by the Ministry of Health. However, since WHO is not directly responsible for the data collection, WHO cannot independently verify the accuracy of any of the data presented in these reports.
WHO-AIMS Instrument, Version 2.2
WHO-AIMS Country Reports
WHO-AIMS Subregional Reports
:: Mental Health technical documents
- Mental Health Publications
- Report on Epilepsy in Latin America and the Caribbean
- mhGAP Intervention Guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings
- WHO-AIMS - General Information
- Neurological Disorders: Public Health Challenges
- mhGAP Mental Health Action Programme
- Informe de la epilepsia
- Treatment Gap in the Americas
- Mental Health Policy
- Protección de la salud mental
- Guía práctica de salud mental
- Innovative Mental Health Programas
- Mental Health
- Preventing Suicide: a resource series (WHO)
- Mental health aspects of women’s reproductive
- Identification, Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescent Depression: A Package for First Contact Health Care Providers