The World Health Organisation has launched its MiNDbank online platform.  WHO MiNDbank is a product of the QualityRights Project, WHO’s flagship campaign to improve care and end human rights violations against people with mental and psychosocial disabilities. 

WHO MiNDbank brings together key policies, strategies, laws and service standards for mental health, substance abuse, general health, disability, human rights and development. The platform aims to facilitate debate, dialogue, advocacy and research in order to promote national reform in these areas, in line with international human rights and best practice standards.

MiNDbank currently includes nearly 4000 documents and resources for over 160 countries.  

To access WHO MiNDbank please go to:

World Health OrganisationFor more information:

Dr Michelle Funk (
and Ms Natalie Drew (
Mental Health Policy and Service Development
Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland