Meaningful and independent action in everyday life becomes possible only when behaviour is planned and organised over a relatively long period and competition between tasks is dealt with by setting priorities. Planning ability can be impaired by brain damage of any etiology and origin, especially where there is damage to frontal structures or diffuse cerebral damage. Executive functions can also be affected by a range of psychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia and depression. PLAND is a training system based on everyday activities which enables clients to practise creating and implementing schedules of varying complexity. It gives the therapist the opportunity to work interactively with the patient to devise various strategies for improving cognitive functions and self-control. The aim is to improve planning and action skills in everyday situations.