This association recognises the crucial role relatives have in the care of persons with mental health needs and believes in working with them to improve their quality of life and that of their loved ones.
About the Association
The Mental Health Association (MHA) is a registered non-profit voluntary organisation (V.O/0317). Founded in 1982, it was established by relatives of those experiencing mental health challenges, in tandem with professionals in the field. Their aim was to empower and support family caregivers.
We seek to inform and train family members in all aspects of mental health including problem-solving skills, recognising signs and symptoms of mental illness, communication skills with the patient and the professional carer and the importance of taking care of themselves.
These educational services are offered by the association in the form of:
Conferences on Mental Health
Educational Discussions & participatory sessions in schools, places of work, radio & TV programs
Community Support Services to Families
The Association embarks on a lot of initiatives to combat the stigma face by the mentally-ill and their carers.
It also engages in discussions with various stakeholders including policy-makers to identify the unmet needs in the sector and to promote its recommendations. Help us support others by becoming a member or a volunteer with our organisation