Mrs. Veene Tandon

Facilitator with NGO, Schizophrenia Awareness Association, Pune (SAA)

The course helped me to understand Rights of Persons with Mental Disorders (PMD), Rights of Caregivers in accordance with UNCRPD (Ratified by most of the countries) and made me promise to self to make the policy makers aware.

The course gave me knowledge about Mental Health Laws in different countries of the world and it’s violations, stigma, Rights of Persons with Mental Disorders (PMD), Rights of Caregivers in accordance with UNCRPD (Ratified by most of the countries) through power point presentations and group discussions, video conferencing with MH professionals from across the world.

In India, PMD are denied the basic insurance coverage life as well as health. The course helped me to understand their rights and made me promise to self to make the policy makers aware. Hopefully,this right, beautifully incorporated in the new drafted MH Act of India by esteemed professionals will see the light of the day.

The Diploma course also helped me in networking with like-minded persons from across the globe to promote Rights of PMD.