The Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives launched a Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) initiative in 2021.
The initiative was supported by UNICEF as part of the country’s emergency response to COVID-19. It included the establishment of a Mental Health Coordination Unit at the Ministry to design an innovative rights-based, digital model for multi-layered mental healthcare in Pakistan. A pilot study was also conducted in Islamabad in collaboration with a partners’ forum.
This model is designed to be scalable and sustainable, while taking into account local needs and resources.
The webinar aimed to disseminate the design and experience with a wider network of mental health and policy stakeholders in Pakistan.
The event was held on Dec 18, 2021 03:00 PM in Islamabad, Karachi, Tashkent