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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

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Chained and Locked Up in Somaliland


People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses and poor conditions. The Somaliland authorities should provide oversight for all mental health facilities, prohibit chaining, and establish voluntary community-based services for people with mental health conditions.


Chained and Locked Up in Somaliland - Human Rights Watch video demonstrating the conditions in mental health institutions in Somaliland.





SMMHEP are currently recruiting for 2012/13 undergraduate teaching in Blantyre and Zomba Mental Hospital. If you're a higher trainee or consultant psychiatrist and are interested and available to to work for between three and eight weeks in Malawi there may be an exciting opportunity for you in 2012/13.

Please contact SMMHEP  to find out more.



Scotland Malawi Mental Health Education Project (SMMHEP) - produced and directed by Deirdre Elphick. More information about the project can be found on the website.


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This is a Non-Governmental organization licensed to operate both locally and regionally. 

AMHF has a road-map for research covering the whole life spectrum from the health of the fetus in the mothers’ wombs through children in and out of school to old age.  It focuses on person centered mental health, community, institutional and environmental determinants of mental health and biological aspects of mental health. It also focuses on the spiritual  aspects of mental health.



AMHF Documentary - Hope for mental health for all in Africa. More information can be found on the website.









THET is committed to improving health services in developing countries through building long-term capacity. Based in the UK, we have over twenty years experience working with health institutions around the world, promoting action that is practical, sustainable and responsive.



Dr Kamran Ahmed's documentary on King's Thet Somaliland Partnership (KTSP) and Somaliland mental health - December 2009. More information can be found on the website.





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