For the most part, mental health is a neglected health issue and often, because of the nature of the condition, leaves patients who suffer from mental health problems in need of protection.

The SA Federation for Mental Health is a national, not for profit, non-governmental organisation that aims to co-ordinate, monitor and promote services for persons with Intellectual Disability (Mental Handicap), Psychiatric Disability (Mental Illness) as well as promoting mental health and well-being. Seventeen mental health societies and numerous member organisations, actively involved in the field of intellectual disability, psychiatric disability and mental well-being, constitute the Federation. Our four main programmes are: capacity building, human rights, social integration and mental health awareness.

SAFMH – Oral Summary For HMI