Mental Health Matters - Creating Sustained Change in Zambian Correctional Facilities
Ubumi Prisons Initiative
Indsatsen vedrører følgende verdensmål:
- Mål 1: Afskaf fattigdom
- Mål 3: Sundhed og trivsel
- Mål 10: Mindre ulighed
- Mål 16: Fred, retfærdighed og stærke institutioner
- Mål 17: Partnerskaber for handling
Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- IN BUT FREE
Overordnede mål :
Long-term objective of the intervention: To promote and secure the rights for mental health patients in Zambian correctional facilities through capacity building of relevant civil society organizations, networking, and advocacy towards duty bearers in Zambia.
Umiddelbare mål :
1) By the 31st December 2021, the rights and conditions of mental health patients in 9 correctional facili-ties in three provinces have been improved, including appropriate treatment, care and psychosocial support for particularly vulnerable inmates. 2) By the 31st December 2021, the local partners have increased their capacity to work with mental health in correctional facilities from a Rights Based Approach and In But Free (IBF) specifically to exer-cise advocacy towards duty bearers in correctional facilities – local, regional, national - as well as to work in networks with other relevant CSOs. 3) By the 31st December 2021, the local partner IBF has addressed duty bearers and advocated for appli-cation/implementation of the new Mental Health Act and Human Rights Standards regarding mental health issues.
Primary target group Related to immediate objective 1: • 18 facility health staff from 18 facilities (mental health training) • 18 facility health staff from 9 facilities (mental health mentoring) • 54 volunteer inmates (42 males, 12 females) from 6 facilities trained as mental health facilitators • 120 male and 30 female inmates participating in mental health support groups in 6 facilities • 6500 male inmates and 250 female inmates participating in mental health campaigns in 6 facilities • 360 male and female inmates receiving treatment for mental health disorders in 9 facilities Related to immediate objective 2: • 4 staff members from IBF, and 3 staff members from PFF and two staff members from CeLIM, CIDRZ, and PREO respectively will have built capacity for mental health interventions and advocacy Related to immediate objective 3: • 2 focal point from Ministry of Health • 2 focal point from Ministry of Home Affairs • 15 staff members from ZCS Headquarters, including leadership • 9 regional commanders from all 9 provinces • 3 deputy regional commanders from 3 provinces • 18 Officers in Charge from 18 targeted facilities in 3 provinces
Long-term objective of the intervention is to promote and secure the rights for mental health patients in Zambian correctional facilities through capacity building of relevant civil society organizations, networking, and advocacy towards duty bearers in Zambia. The target groups consist of mental health patients in Zambian correctional facilities in 3 provinces, as well as NGO partners and public authorities. The interventions consists of conferences, trainings and campaigns for civil society partners, health staff and inmates.