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Mental Health Gap Action Programme


Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) aims to scale up care for priority mental, neurological and substance use conditions (such as depression, psychosis, alcohol use, and suicide/self-harm).

mhGAP Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG)* is a clinical protocol for management of priority mental health conditions by non-specialist health care providers: http://www.who.int/mental_health/publications/mhGAP_intervention_guide/en/

The POLHN version of mhGAP training materials (slides, videos, and tasks) has been developed to reach out to the participant in the Pacific island countries. Main target of this course is medical doctors and nurses at primary and secondary health care settings.

We are covering 12 modules of mhGAP:

This training is developed as a moderated course, which means there will be a moderator assigned to you to monitor your progress, evaluate your assignments and give advice. 

You can complete the modules at your own pace before the module deadlines, which comes periodically, usually every 2 weeks. 

If you are interested to enrol to this course, or if you have any query, please contact:setoyay@who.int


*Note: mhGAP-IG version 2.0 (2016) became available but this training is based on mhGAP-IG version1.0

  • Introduction

  • Depression

  • Psychosis

  • Epilepsy

  • 3 modules on Child Mental Health,

  • Dementia,

  • Alcohol,

  • Drug,

  • Suicide/Self-harm

  • OTH (other significant emotional or medically unexplained complaints).


OTH includes common mental disorders such as anxiety, panic disorder, mild depression etc. Each module, including test and 2 short tasks, should take approximately 2 hours to complete. You will start from answering to pre-test to assess your current understanding.

 Happy Learning! 

POLHN Team

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Enquiries: (+679) 323 4100 | polhn.sp@wpro.who.int

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