With the approach of the World Mental Health Week 2018, Consumer Action Network Mental Health Lanka – CAN MH Lanka commenced its World Mental Health Day campaign on 10th October 2018 at Sri Lanka Parliament. Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe was accoutred with the ‘symbol of mind’ launching the campaign. The ‘Bali Declaration 2018 – Transforming Communities for Inclusion of persons with psychosocial disabilities – Asia-Pacific’ was presented by Mr. Sunil Nanayakkara along with the proposals of PwPD community in Sri Lanka. Dr. Kapila Wickramanayake (Director, National Institute of Mental Health) presented the media guide for suicide prevention published by the WHO country office. Mr. Ashoka Kumara (advisory committee member) and Mr. Pradeep Chandana Gunarathne (advisory committee member) also were participated in the event.
Transforming Communities for Inclusion (TCI) is a global Organisation of persons with psychosocial disabilities [an OPD]. TCI forecasts a future in which all human rights and full freedoms of persons with psychosocial disabilities are realized. We are guided by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).