The WHOCC is redesignated every 4 years by the WHO, on the basis of a multiannual program and on four reference terms, which are, for the 2018-2022 period:

1. To contribute to WHO’s work on promotion of Community based mental health services.

  • Organizing on – site trainings and visits of Community based mental health services for jointly with WHO selected participants from French speaking countries that are in process of reshaping their MNH services with WHO technical assistance.
  • Providing technical assistance to relevant French speaking countries in implementing their mental health local councils in coordination with the WHO.

2. Capacity-building in quality assessment and quality improvement of institutional care for persons with psychosocial disabilities in French-speaking countries outside of Europe

  • Promoting the WHO QualityRights Tool Kit.

3. Assist WHO to promote the participation of users and citizens in mental health services, research and training.

  • Revision of the mental health and behavioural classification, ICD-10, in French-speaking countries.
  • Mental Health peer support workers experiment
  • Promoting empowerment indicators for citizens and mental health services users.

4. Contributing to the knowledge and development of e-mental health as an innovative technology