The Council of Europe is assisting the Georgian prison system to improve the treatment of inmates suffering from mental health problems. The Project “Improving mental health care of persons detained in Georgia” is being implemented as of January 2018 and will last 18 months, until June 2019. The main goal of the project is the development of mental health care services in prison through a systematic approach, revised legislative framework and the strengthening of staff capacity.

A wide range of activities will contribute to achieving the objectives of the project: to strengthen the protection of human rights and improve the treatment, screening, management and rehabilitation of prisoners with mental health problems and to increase the knowledge of staff to provide psychological support to prisoners.

The project is being implemented in close partnership with the Ministry of Corrections, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Office of Public Defender and the civil society organisations.


Steering Committee Meeting

22 November 2018 Tbilisi

On 22 November 2018, the Steering Committee Meeting of the Project entitled “Improving Mental Health Care of Persons Detained in Georgia” took place. Implemented within the framework of the Council of Europe Action Plan for Georgia 2016-2019, it aimed at discussing the implementation of different...

Read More

Support of a Mental health care Strategy in Penitentiary Establishments

27 September 2018 Tbilisi

As part of the support of the Council of Europe to the Georgian Penitentiary system in the area of mental healthcare services for detainees, a first draft of a mental health strategy for penitentiary establishments has been developed with a view to improving the prevention, early detection,...

Read More

First Training Programme for Psychiatric Nurses in Georgia

20-25 April Tbilisi

The Council of Europe (CoE) continues to assist the Ministry of Corrections of Georgia (MoC) to strengthen capacity building of psychiatric nurses on main principles of mental health nursing. Between 20 and 25 April 2018, 6 psychiatric nurses underwent training sessions on teaching methodology,...

Read More

Increasing the number of trained medical staff of the temporary detention isolators on documenting the injuries and mental health screening tools

13-16 April Tbilisi

On 13-16 April 2018 the Council of Europe Office in Georgia organized training sessions for the doctors working in the temporary detention isolators of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia. During the training the participants received the comprehensive information on how to apply the...

Read More

First Steering Committee meeting of the project

Tbilisi, Georgia 7 March 2018

The first Steering Committee meeting was held in Tbilisi, on 7 March 2018. The meeting was chaired by Mr Teimuraz Mghebrishvili, Deputy Minister of Corrections. Mr Cristian Urse, Head of the Council of Europe Tbilisi Office, provided a brief introduction about the achievements of a previous...

Read More

Key documentation

 European Prison Rules

 Legal instruments

SaveSaveSaveSave Publications

 Useful links


 CLCU Highlights

2015  /  2016  /  2017  2018 / 2019

 Contact usSave