Objectives

  • The primary strategy adopted is to focus on capacity building for mental health in Sri Lanka.
  • To raise psycho-social awareness among policy makers, planners, politicians, the media, communi­ties and community leaders.
  • To increase skills and knowledge about the effects of mental health – among community workers, primary care workers, statutory and voluntary bodies – by offering training that is responsive to local needs.
  • To carry out research into effective methods of tackling communities and individuals in a culturally appropriate way.
  • To facilitate adaptation to the new paradigms of a new chapter in post-war Sri Lanka.