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Table 2 Mental health policy template, adapted from Townsend et al.[20]

From: Mental health care policy environment in Rivers State: experiences of mental health nurses providing mental health care services in neuro-psychiatric hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Domain Descriptions and elements
Context This describes public policies and governance that define government’s actions and roles towards implementing mental health services/programs, as well as addressing specific factors necessary for mental illness prevention. It comprises four elements.
Elements Societal organization and culture
Public policy
Population need and demand
Resources Resources are those elements that are injected into mental health services to provide care and how these resources impact on service delivery. It comprises five elements.
Elements Financing
Human resources
Physical capital
Social capital