2019 MENTAL HEALTH DAY PRESS STATEMENT

2019 MENTAL HEALTH DAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ┬áRecognising Legal Capacity – key to Suicide Prevention 10th October, 2019 LUSAKA -Disability rights advocacy organisations, The Mental Health Users of Zambia (MHUNZA) and Disability Rights Watch (DRW) join global observance of Mental Health Day under the theme suicide prevention. Zambia has continued to lose lives to suicide; depriving the country…

2019 MENTAL HEALTH DAY PRESS RELEASE

2019 MENTAL HEALTH DAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ┬áRecognising Legal Capacity – key to Suicide Prevention 10th October, 2019 LUSAKA -Disability rights advocacy organisations, The Mental Health Users of Zambia (MHUNZA) and Disability Rights Watch (DRW) join global observance of Mental Health Day under the theme suicide prevention. Zambia has continued to lose lives to suicide; depriving the country…

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH BILL, N.A.B. NO. 1 OF 2019 FOR THE THIRD SESSION OF THE TWELFTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

The report from the Committee on health, community development and social services highlights the concerns raised by key stakeholders on mental health. It also highlights the observations and recommendations made by the committee. Different stakeholders appeared before the committee and Disability Rights Watch was among them. stakeholders raised a number of concerns to that the bill serve its intended purpose….

Policy Belief-An Urgent Call for the Repeal of Section 4 of the 2019 Mental Health Act

Section 4 of the Mental Health Act 6 of 2019 removes the fundamental right to legal capacity. It removes the legal personhood of persons with psychosocial disabilities. Within the Mental Health Act, section 4 is used to violate the right to health of persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities, including by institutionalising substituted decision-making in healthcare decisions. Beyond the Mental…

Policy Belief-An Urgent Call for the Repeal of Section 4 of the 2019 Mental Health Act

Section 4 of the Mental Health Act 6 of 2019 removes the fundamental right to legal capacity. It removes the legal personhood of persons with psychosocial disabilities. Within the Mental Health Act, section 4 is used to violate the right to health of persons with mental and psychosocial disabilities, including by institutionalising substituted decision-making in healthcare decisions. Beyond the Mental…

Mental Health Act No. 6 of 2019

An Act to provide for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with mental illness, mental disorder, mental impairment or mental disability; to establish the National Mental Health Council and provide for its functions; provide for mental health services in correctional facilities; give effect to certain provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with…

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL SERVICES ON THE MENTAL HEALTH BILL, N.A.B. NO. 1 OF 2019 FOR THE THIRD SESSION OF THE TWELFTH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

The report from the Committee on health, community development and social services highlights the concerns raised by key stakeholders on mental health. It also highlights the observations and recommendations made by the committee. Different stakeholders appeared before the committee and Disability Rights Watch was among them. stakeholders raised a number of concerns to that the bill serve its intended purpose….

Policy Belief-An Urgent Call for the Repeal of Section 4 of the 2019 Mental Health Act

This policy brief has been prepared by the Mental Health Users Network of Zambia (MHUNZA) and Disability Rights Watch (DRW) in consultation with lawyers from Zambia in academia and private practice, from Validity Foundation (an international non-governmental organisation that uses the law to secure equality, inclusion and justice for people with mental disabilities worldwide) and from the Southern Africa Litigation…