Mental Health Perspectives
Švitrigailos g. 8–202, Vilnius
+370 5 271 5760
Director Karilė Levickaitė
Mental Health Perspectives believes that every person in the world should have the opportunity to realize his or her full potential as a human being, notwithstanding personal vulnerabilities or life circumstances. Every society, accordingly, has a special obligation to establish a comprehensive, integrated system for providing ethical, humane and individualized treatment, care, and rehabilitation, and to counteract stigmatization of, and discrimination against, people with mental disorders or histories of mental health treatment.
Mental Health Perspectives (formerly known as Global Initiative on Psychiatry) is a non-governmental organization established in the year 2000 and working in the field of mental health and human rights.
Our mission is to contribute to the well-being of society and especially its most vulnerable groups, through consolidation of their fundamental right to accessible, evidence-based and person-centred services, whilst also prioritising mental health at the political level.
Our vision is a State that has mental health as a priority at the policy level, and operates within an effective, flexible and contemporary system, which ensures provision of accessible, community-based and person-centred quality mental health services to all.
- Capacity building and fundraising;
- Policy development and advocacy;
- Watchdog function;
- Trainings and research;
- Public education and awareness raising;
- Exchange, adaptation and sharing of best practice examples;
- Monitoring of human rights in the fields of mental health and social care;
- Development cooperation;
- Coordination of volunteers;
- Strategic litigation;
- Development of services and programme adaptation.
Respect for human rights and individuality
Analysis and expert knowledge
Transparency and impartiality
Open-mindedness and cooperation
Self-reflection and performance improvement
Mental Health Perspectives has successfully implemented more than 60 national and international projects. Organization regularly and actively carries out advocacy activities, aiming for positive changes in mental health system.
- Moldova: care of children with mental disability;
- Armenia: reform of children's mental health;
- Azerbaijan: promotion of participation in all spheres of public life by the disabled people;
- Azerbaijan: crises intervention;
- Belarus: Empowering Belarus CSOs to advocate for social inclusion and promote participatory decision making for people with intellectual or psychosocial disabilities in 6 regions of Belarus;
- Belarus: De-institutionalization as an Opportunity to Promote Human Rights of People with Intellectual and/or Psychosocial Disabilities in Belarus;
- Belarus: implementation and development of pre-employment and occupational therapy system in retirement homes;
- Kaliningrad: consistent development of psychogeriatric services;
- Georgia: free social and health care services for children with disability and their families;
- Georgia: rehabilitation and social integration of orphans;
- Georgia: development and implementation of the pattern to recognize and improve the care of HIV infected children;
- Georgia: destigmatisation of the Down's syndrome;
- Georgia: reform of mental health care.