Global Initiative on Psychiatry (GIP) - Tbilisi

GIP-Tbilisi assists governments, international agencies, NGOs and other development institutions in the Caucasus and Central Asia to improve mental health care, with the following emphasis:

  • Improving care for people with mental health problems and illnesses.
  • Addressing the need for attention to people dealing with mental disability and social disability, including behavioral disorders.
  • Fighting stigma and building opportunities for reintegration and inclusion

GIP-Tblisi has particular expertise in the areas of post-trauma care and in approaches in Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Among the types of work it carries out are:

  • Providing information on latest development in mental health via its resource centre and by translating and publishing books and magazines into Russian or local languages;

  • Advising or participating in planned or ongoing projects;  

  • Conduct full-scale assessment studies; Functioning as a center for and providing lectures and training programs in different aspects of mental health;

  • Facilitating and coordinating the establishment and functioning of local mental health networks and coalitions;

  • Promoting cooperation between governmental and non-governmental actors in mental health.

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