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  • Helen Lea Fernandes, Stephanie Cantrill, Raj Kamal, Ram Lal Shrestha​
  • Original Article, Christian Journal for Global Health

The purpose of this review is to explore literature and the experiences of three organisations that are working with people with psychosocial disability living in low- and middle-income countries – Afghanistan, India and Nepal. The review focuses on key barriers and effective pathways to enabling strengthened inclusion. Afghanistan, India and Nepal are at three quite different points on the journey in managing and supporting mental health, however there are valuable lessons in bringing together the experiences. The organisations’ different approaches have aspects in common, as all three have strengthened mental health awareness and advocate for change for those affected by psychosocial disability. 

TEAR Australia is an NGO that has long-term partnerships in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan, and is committed to ensuring that the voices of people with psychosocial disability and those organisations that work closely with them, are heard for broader learning around international development and effective inclusion approaches.

Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Psychosis/bipolar disorder
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Middle East
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
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