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Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP) is an international not-for-profit organisation for the promotion of humane, ethical and effective mental health care worldwide.Originally registered as a trade representation of GIP-Hilversum, in December 2004 GIP-Sofia was registered as an independent organisation in public interest, covering the countries of South Eastern Europe, working to support mental health reforms in the region, in compliance with its idiosyncrasy: history, local governments’ policy and business environment, culture, mentality and system of values.
GIP-Sofia undertakes projects and activities that advance all dimensions of mental health systems and care, including:
- Deinstitutionalisation and transforming institutional care
- Empowering users, carers & professionals
- Engaging in policy development & advocacy
- Anti-stigma and public awareness campaigns for people with mental illness and others.
Themes: psychosocial rehabilitation, primary health care, forensic / prison mental health, perinatal mental health, local or national policy / legislation
Targets: people with severe mental illnesses (like bipolar, psychosis), people with a infectious disease, e.g. HIV/AIDS, TB., families / caregivers, elderly