Mental Health Services V3 EN
The lifetime prevalence of mental illness continues to increase and affects nearly half the population worldwide, specifically mood and anxiety disorders. These disorders are often underdiagnosed as only two in every five people seek assistance in the year of onset of the disorder. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which clients realize their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and are able to make a contribution to their community.”
Accreditation Canada’s Mental Health Services standards are for organizations providing mental health services in a variety of settings such as a clinic; community agency; hospital; client’s or family’s home, school, or workplace. Services should be provided in the client’s preferred environment whenever possible and may include mental health promotion and education, early intervention services, crisis intervention, counselling and therapy, treatment, peer/self-help programs, diversion and court support, and social rehabilitation/recreation.
Accreditation Canada’s Mental Health Services standards contain the following sections:
- Investing in Mental Health Services
- Having the Right People · Delivering Mental Health Services
- Maintaining Client Information
- Monitoring the Safety and Quality of Mental Health Services