Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP
Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP is the new name of our organization, which has a long history dating back to 1980.
We believe 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 and discrimination against people with mental health disorders or histories of mental health treatment.
Change of Chairmanship
On March 1, 2014, Professor Graham Thornicroft took over from Dr. Benedetto Saraceno as Chairman of Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP. Dr. Saraceno served FGIP for a period of four complicated years, during which the change of a Hilversum-led organized organization changed into a federation of equal member organizations, but also the period when the economic crisis had a deep impact on our work and our financial basis. We are lucky that Dr. saraceno will continue to serve FGIP for another four years as Past Chairman, in conjunction with our new Chairman.
We present here the statements of the incoming Chairman, as well as of the outgoing one.
strategic alliance Human Rights in Mental Health - FGIP with Maudsley International
The organisations Maudsley International and Human Rights in Mental Health-FGIP (formerly the Federation Global Initiative on Psychiatry) have decided to engage in a strategic alliance in order to respond more effectively to requests for assistance from the global mental health community. The alliance combines the internationally acclaimed expertise of Maudsley International (and their partners in the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) with the decades of experience in supporting the development of community-based and user-oriented mental health care services in developing countries around the world of FGIP. Apart from collaborating closely in projects and thus increasing both the quality and cost-effectiveness of our output, the alliance plans to hold regular meetings and conferences on the issue of mental health care development in developing countries. More information will be posted within the near future.