Mental Health Users and Carers Association (MeHUCA)
The department of mental health is proud to support MeHUCA, a registered patient advocacy organization that was established on 27th February, 2010 and launched in 2012. The association comprises of people who have or have previously had mental illness and their carers (guardians).
To enhance and welfare of all persons living with mental illness, learning disability and other mental health problems, and to enable them to assure their rightful role in society
Aims and Objectives
- To promote the human rights of persons with mental health problems in Malawi, and to work for equality of rights and opportunities for persons with mental health problems
- To promote and coordinate development efforts and self-help projects among persons with mental illness and their organizations
- To carry out awareness campaigns on the nature of mental illness and availability of treatment with the purpose of reducing stigmatising attitudes toward the mentally ill
- Affiliate and cooperate with other regional, national and international organizations working in the field of mental health care, support and advocacy
For more information, please contact:
Mr Simon Thom (Chairperson): 088037064
Mr Rodger Kanyimbiri (Spokesperson): 0999146131 Dennis Chasweka (Coordinator): 09991492070
Address: MeHUCA, Mental Health Department, College of Medicine, P/Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre 3.
Visit us on www.facebook.com/mehuca
Mental illness is everyone’s Business, STOP THE STIGMA