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CoE experts to conduct an assessment of four mental health institutions in Georgia


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,  patients’ 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 of the European Union/Council of Europe Joint Programme “Human Rights in Prisons and Other Closed Institutions”. 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.  






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