Centre for Mental Health Law & Policy

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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.


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, a not-for-profit established as a charitable society in 1923. 


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.

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