Prioritising Mental Health through a Three-Pronged Advocacy Approach

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

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