Mental disorders and addictions are one of the health problems with one of the greatest impacts on the health, social and economic sectors in the majority of countries. According to the World Health Organization, two out of five disability cases worldwide are due to mental disorders, which also result in up to one out of three of the total contacts with health services in both developed and non-developed countries.

The high prevalence of these disorders is also related to rapid social transformations, and phenomena such as a lack of employment, poverty, migration, a lack of family and social support, loneliness, social network breakups and financial tension. The consequences of the recent financial crisis and the current Covid-19 pandemic are accentuating the impact of these determinants, additionally compromising early diagnosis as well as proper follow-up and monitoring for patients with mental illness.

Faced with all this, healthcare systems in developed countries are already facing unprecedented changes in their own history. The variability of clinical practice, the multidisciplinary nature of interventions, the complexity of the care process, the incorporation of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and the associated cost, among others, are all aspects that characterise the current healthcare situation. This also calls for us to be result oriented and to ensure the transparency of results.

This situation will evolve very quickly due to a change in the patient model, now taking on a more active, participatory and responsible profile in terms of managing their own health. In the area of mental health, in particular, different studies have shown that specific interventions aimed at the training of patients and family members of people with mental illness have achieved very positive results.

Given the current environment, it is imperative that professionals acquire new management tools and skills that facilitate their daily work.


The purpose of this course is to provide participants with extensive knowledge and skills to enable them to transfer acquired knowledge and skills that facilitate management to their daily practice.

Professionals the course is aimed at

The course is open to 20 professionals from the field of mental health: (executives, area managers, service coordinators, and any mental health professional who would like to gain clinical management skills).


Competences to acquire

  • Basic knowledge of the concepts of health policies, health models and systems and their contextualisation within the National Health System
  • Basic management of the impact of the interaction between health and the economy in clinical settings
  • Application of organisational theory in the field of health organisations
  • Instrumental knowledge of the management of economic, human and technological resources in general and in particular in a mental health care services.
  • Management of the instrumental elements of clinical management
  • Processes of clinical management and the management of scientific evidence
  • Clinical management models and units
  • Prudent pharmaceutical prescription and “do not harm” policies

Academic accreditation

At the end of the course, a diploma of proof of attendance will be issued.



Catalan Council for Continuing Education of Health Professions (CCFCPS) with 10.7 credits

File no. 09/032734-MD