Two teams of international
and national experts from the Council of Europe will be conducting an assessment
of four mental health institutions across Georgia from 16 to 20 September: the
Centre of Mental Health and Prevention of Addiction in Tbilisi, the Republican
Psycho-neurological Clinical Hospital in Makhinjauri, the
Naneishvili National Center of Mental Health in Khoni and the
Psycho-Neurological Dispensary in Telavi.
The teams will focus:
availability and appropriateness of the existing services, medical and non
medical staff issues, living conditions, patientsâ€™ right to information,
complaints mechanism, and psycho-social rehabilitation.
The findings and recommendations of the assessment visits
will be used to draw up a national action plan on mental health and to develop
guidelines on the effective treatment and management of mental disorders.
This activity is organized within the framework
European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme
â€śHuman Rights in
Prisons and Other Closed Institutionsâ€ť. This programme was launched in July 2013
and aims at
strengthening human rights and improving access to health care for persons
deprived of their liberty.
For more information see: www.coe.int / www.coe.ge