Organization

NGO „Mental Health Perspectives” (MHP in short) is a non-governmental organization established in the year 2000, working in the fields of mental health and human rights.

MHP has successfully carried out more than 60 national and international projects. We conduct research and analyses, carry out trainings, run advocacy campaigns and monitor human rights, participate in policy making and educate the public about mental health from a biopsychosocial, individual-oriented, and human rights-based perspective.

We are also pursuing to adopt valuable experiences from abroad and implement them in Lithuania including the development of new community-based services. We have contributed to the development and establishment of innovative and successful services such as Vilnius psychosocial rehabilitation centre RASTIS (2001), Eating disorder centre (2001), Crisis intervention sector in the hospital of „Vasara“ (2004), Crisis management centre (2015). We have provided expert assistance building Act on Crisis/Mindletic app (2020).

Furthermore, we are also working in the field of development cooperation. In the past year, with local partners we have been promoting deinstitutionalization and community-based services for people with psychosocial and/or intellectual disabilities in Belarus and Ukraine.

As violations of human rights are detrimental to the mental health of society and individuals, the principle of the indivisibility of human rights is of crucial importance to us. Therefore, we are actively pursuing networking. MHP is a member of Coalition of Human Rights Organizations, Lithuanian Disability Forum, Coalition “I can live”, Development cooperation platform, Informal coalition of non-governmental organizationsfor children’s rights, Coalition „Mental health 2030”.

MHP is a part of the international advocacy campaings through the memberships in  Mental Health Europe and Human Rights in Mental Health – FGIP.

Our values:

  • Respect for human rights and individuality
  • Equality
  • Social inclusion
  • Analytical and expert knowledge
  • Transparency and Independence
  • Openness and Cooperation
  • Self-reflection and progress

Our vision – a state where mental health is prioritized in policies and an efficient, flexible, and modern mental health system can provide high-quality, accessible, community-based mental health services that meet the individual needs of each person.