Founded in 2007, the Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy (CMHLP) is based in Pune at the Indian Law Society (ILS). ILS, our parent body, is a not-for-profit that was established as a charitable society in 1923.
Our mission is to strengthen and transform the mental health of our communities to be holistic and responsive in addressing individual and collective well-being.
We facilitate pathways that enable people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. To apply a rights-based approach, we collaborate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines including policymakers, mental health professionals, researchers, civil society organisations, persons with lived experience and the media.
We work nationally & internationally, with a specific focus on vulnerable & marginalised populations across low- and middle-income settings.
Our work addresses the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.