CMHLP is a global partner on the WHO MiNDbank platform. MiNDBank is an online platform that aims to bring together countries and international resources, covering mental health, substance abuse, disability, general health, human rights and development. It provides easy access to a range of national level and international resources from across the globe. It is also a part of WHO’s Quality Rights campaign to end violations against people with mental disabilities and aims to facilitate dialogue, advocacy and research, to promote reform in these areas in line with international human rights and best practice standards.
Dr Jaya Sagade, Coordinator at CMHLP attended Provisional Program for The WHO Quality Rights project and Launch of the MiNDbank Online Platform hosted by the World Health Organization and the Government of Brazil on the occasion of Human Rights Day and in support of the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan 2013-2020 held at WHO Headquarters at Geneva on 10 December 2013.
Our team of researchers are motivated by a common desire to expand robust research, scientific cooperation in the field of mental health law and policy, human rights and will help address the complexities and problems in mental health capacity-building in India from a rights-based perspective.
- Mental Illness and Matrimonial Remedies
CMHLP and Women’s Studies Cell have collaboratively undertaken a research study to review the role of mental health issues in relation to divorce, separation and nullity under the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955.
- Psychiatric Advance Directives
Along with ‘The Banyan’, Chennai, CMHLP conducted a study to assess the community feasibility of Psychiatric Advance Directives in under-served settings. Interns from VU University, Amsterdam and Ms. Renuka Rode from CMHLP, worked on the study under the supervision of Dr. Soumitra Pathare.