1. Paramita Banerjee (DIKSHA), 2. Aparajita Dhar, 3. Deep Purkayastha (Praajak), 4. Dr Shekhar Sheshadri (NIMHANS), 5. Vanee Surendranathan (Development Practitioner), 6. Chris Underhill

This session will discuss why the three-pronged advocacy strategy is critical to prioritise psychosocial support needs in the south Asian countries. With governments for increased budget allocation for mental health care and treatment; with the media to build public opinion on the importance of psychosocial wellbeing; at the community level to eradicate the stigma attached to mental disorders.

TAGS: Well-being, Mental Health IBG

3. Good Health and Well-being 5. Gender Equality 10. Reduced Inequality

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