New Mental Health Watch project offers easy and accessible reporting of human rights violations
People living with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities face many challenges, and often this can include abuse, neglect or discrimination because of their illness or disability.
Worse, the abuse often goes unreported – either because the victim lacks the capacity to articulate the abusive behaviour, or because he or she is afraid of retaliation, further discrimination and stigma.
As champions of the rights and dignity of people living with intellectual disability or psychosocial problems, the SA Federation for Mental Health has created a variety of easily accessbile options for people to report human rights violations and receive advice and assistance. Victims or relatives of victims are encouraged to report violations via:
- dedicated sms/whatsapp line – 076 078 8722
- landline number – 011 781 1852
- email address – email@example.com
- form on this website that can filled in and submitted online
We SAFMH are very excited about the project, as we believe it will empower people with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities to better understand and enforce their rights.
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