Strengthening institutional capacities of NGOs working in the field of mental health and their active participation in coalition

Project duration

June 2009 – June 2010

Donor

EEA Grants and Norway Grants fund „Enhancement of the NGOs sector in Lithuania“

Project goal

To unite NGOs working in the field of mental health into coalition and to strengthen the institutional capacities of the coalition members.

Project results

During the organized training NGO representatives improves their lobbying and negotiation, communication with media and position presentation skills. During the project communication activities society was introduced with the mental health situation, as well as interests and legitimate expectations of individuals having mental health problems. All key NGOs working in the field of mental health were united into coalition which represents mental health service users, their family members, professionals working in the field of mental health. The main goal of the coalition is to aim for coordinated and constructive cooperation and communication between the NGOs working in the field of mental health, as well as together with national and local authorities and media.