Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP
Human Rights in Mental Health – FGIP (FGIP) is an international federation of not-for-profit organizations that promote humane, ethical and effective mental health care throughout the world. The organization aims to empower people and help build improved and sustainable services that are not dependent on continued external support. The defense of human rights in mental health care delivery is the cornerstone of our work. We consider it our prime obligation to speak out whenever and wherever human rights abuses in mental health practice occur, and work with local partners to amend the situation and make sure the human rights violations in question are discontinued. The basis in all our activities is partnership.
In rersponse to the war in Ukraine FGIP has launched an international campaign to support friends, colleagues and the general population in Ukraine, the Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry (FGIP), together with several partners, has developed an emergency aid program that includes
1. platform to provide guidance to both mental health professionals and the general population how to deal with the psychological consequences of the war. The platform provides information and advice how to maintain your mental health, what to do in time of distress to help yourself and also where to go in case professional help is needed.
2. the delivery of humanitarian aid to psychiatriuc hospitakls and social care homes in the country. With small convoys aid is delivered directly to the relevant institutions.