Promote rights based approach to mental health policy and legislation
Undertake and Promote
Undertake and promote research in the area of mental health policy and legislation
Increase awareness about mental health policy and legislation issues amongst the stakeholders including the general public
Advocate for mental health policy and legislation which protects and promotes the rights of persons with mental disorders
Sensitise the community, service provides and stakeholders to protecting and promoting the rights of persons with mental disorders
Teaching and Training
The centre will design and conduct long term (diploma and masters courses) as well as short term courses (certificate courses) for the target audience at National and International level. The International Diploma in Mental Health Law and Human Rights will be the flagship course of the Centre. The Centre will also develop and deliver short term courses for the target audience – for example, short term courses for the judiciary, police officers, and bureaucrats, international agencies, and Governmental and Non-Governmental Organisations.
Legal Aid and Advice
Legal Aid and Advice to users and families on legal issues related to mental health
Specialist Technical Assistance, nationally and internationally, to Judiciary, International agencies including funding and service delivery agencies, Institutions and Governments in drafting and implementing mental health policy and legislation.
Set up a Library
Set up a Library with articles and books related to mental health policy and legislation
Undertake Research projects in the field of mental health policy and legislation and also provide a base for national and international scholars wishing to undertake research in this area
Conduct Workshops for the target audience on issues related to mental health policy and legislation.