Rights Now Foundation

Community Mental Health Programme – Gaza

Rights Now supports the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, (GCMHP), which works to enhance the capacity of the community in dealing with mental health problems – based on the principles of justice, humanity, and respect for human rights. GCMHP develops the mental well-being of the Palestinian community through working with three major target groups: children, women, and victims of organized violence and torture.

The main objectives of GCMHP are to: Empower vulnerable groups in the society, especially women, children and torture survivors; Develop local human resources through mental health training programs; Provide humane and high quality community- based mental health services; Promote principles of democracy and human rights in the Palestinian society; Combat the stigma attached to mental illness in the Palestinian society.