Institutional Treatment, Human Rights and Care Assessment (ITHACA)

Affiliated organizations: 
Institute of Psychiatry
Contact person: 
Graham Thornicroft

This pan-Europe project aims to contribute to the improvement of conditions in institutions for people with mental ill health or mental disability. ITHACA will gather information about the factors necessary to create and successfully implement policy to promote human rights, dignity and general health of residents in institutions. This information will be based on the best available evidence and experience. It will pilot a method of assessing best practice in relations to human rights and dignity and general health which is suitable for use across the European Union and set up a network of 15 sites committed to improving the quality of care in mental institutions. The assessments can be used to ensure practice within institutions is brought up to minimally acceptable levels. 

Fourth Global Mental Health Summit

Nothing About Us, Without Us - Voices from the Global South

28th-29th November 2015

Movement For Global Mental Health is delighted to announce the fourth Global Mental Health Summit to be held at the TISS Campus in Mumbai, India on the 28th and 29th of November 2015. The focus of this year’s Global Health Summit, themed “Nothing About Us, Without Us”, will be driven mainly by persons living with mental health issues from different social, cultural and educational ecosystems. The aim is to bring to the forefront voices of individuals from marginalized backgrounds, those who are rarely represented in discussions related to the mental health agenda. 

We invite contributions (for both the scientific and non-scientific sessions that include theatre, short films, music, dance and other art forms) that highlight the issues faced by people living with mental health issues. People interested in attending and presenting at the Summit should contact the secreatariat at

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