Analysis: SA’s New Mental Health Plan And The Problem Of Stigma

SAFMH News Room

SAFMH contributed to a recent Spotlight article focused on the refreshed National Mental Health Policy Framework (2023-2030) and how it deals with stigma.

“As the SAFMH we hold the view that the South African government needs to actively ensure that there is sufficient funding targeted for anti-stigma programming. Monitoring, evaluation, and implementation of these programmes should be done in collaboration with people with lived experience of mental health conditions and NGOs working in the sector. These programmes should include contact-based education as part of governments intended activities because, through evidence and research, this has proven to be a way of ending stigma.” – Michel’le Donnelly, Project Leader: Advocacy and Awareness

You can read the full article here.

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