Unity In Health
Unity In Health
UiH’s work focuses on improving mental health care in South Asia. We support the training of mental health nurses, psychiatrists, and other health staff were these a desperately needed. We bring mental health care and emotional support to remote communities, and to those most exposed to abuse and trauma – women, children and the elderly. We empower local health work forces to provide life-changing and life-saving psychiatric care. Currently we work in Nepal and Sri Lanka.
UiH’s mission is to contribute to the relief of sickness and the preservation of health among people living in low income countries, by supporting the training and professional development of local health care work forces, as well as of those with no formal health care education who assume the role of carers where professionals are absent. Mental health is one of the most ignored areas of care in the world. In low income countries, numbers of qualified mental health professionals are shockingly low. In South Asia, although suicide is one of the leading causes of death, only a handful of mental health nurses, psychologies and psychiatrists are available to respond to the urgent psychological and emotional needs of millions of people. Inpatient mental health facilities are scarce, and community-based services are close to non-existent. In a region with a history of social conflicts, natural disasters, and chronic poverty, the need for better mental health care services is endless. At UiH, we are committed to support the education and empowerment of more local mental health care workforces, and to bring culturally appropriate, life-saving care to some of Asia’s most vulnerable social groups. We encourage the creation of skillful work forces that will have a central role in the reduction of health inequalities worldwide. We believe in better mental health care for all.
Unity In Health aims to:
- To improve the number and quality of health staff working in mental health care across South Asia.
- To bring mental heath care and emotional support to some of South Asia's most remote and deprived social communities, where there are no nurses, no doctors, no healthcare support systems in place.
- To enable South Asia's most vulnerable social groups - women and children victims of abuse and neglect - to access non-judgmental, inclusive mental health and psychosocial support services.
- To advocate for the needs of those working for and towards better mental health care in low income countries. To make positive changes in local mental health care sustainable and long lasting.
Established: October 2014
Registered Charity Number: 1159008
Board members: 4
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 4
Phone number: 7843275373
Address: Top Floor, 15 Arundel Square, London N78ATView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website