Integration of mental health service delivery and care, with a focus on mhGAP priority disorders, (depression, psychosis and alcohol use disorders) into the existing Health system through a Health system strengthening approach in partnership with researchers, Ministries of Health and non-governmental organisations. The program implements and evaluates district level mental health care plans (MHCPs) at health organization, facility and community levels, initially in one district in each country, with a view to scaling up in other districts.
The MHCP in India can broadly be divided into enabling and service delivery packages. The enabling packages such as Programme Management, Capacity-building and Community mobilization essentially focus on establishing the foundation for facilitating the service delivery packages, which in turn focus on awareness for mental disorders, identification, treatment and recovery. 2
PRIME in India is being piloted in the Sehore District of the Madhya Pradesh (MP) State. Local partners involved in the implementation include the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Sangath and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the government of MP State. The implementation of the MHCP was initially piloted in one district site (Bilkisganj Community Health Centre) from July 2013 – March 2014, expanding into two further sites (Shyampur and Doraha Community Health Centres) since March 2014.2