Sindh Mental Health Authority expands its Mental Health Activities

SMHA and Charter for Compassion, Pakistan initiate Helpline for Mental Health Issues in the province

The two entities sign MoU to join hands with Thar Foundation for the initiation of mental health activities.


Sindh Mental Health Authority (SMHA) and Charter for Compassion, Pakistan (CfC) announced the launching of mental health activities in the province of Sindh. The two entities signed the MoU on Thursday April 14, 2022 at a local hotel to join hands with Thar Foundation for the initiation of mental health activities.

The ceremony highlighted the coalition between Sindh Mental Health Authority, Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College, Civil Hospital, Sir Cowasjee Institute of Psychiatry, Thar Foundation, and Charter for Compassion. The entities will work under a public-private partnership to provide mental health counseling services to the people in Sindh through SMHA’s UAN Helpline – 021-111-117-642.

Sindh Mental Health Authority has already inaugurated its helpline services at the Cowasjee Sir Cowasjee Institute of Psychiatry and Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College. The helpline caters to different mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, substance abuse, self-harm/suicide, and PTSD. The services are now to be inaugurated at the Civil Hospital in Karachi, and CfC Pakistan is to be the implementing partner for the UAN and will oversee the capacity building, management, of the psychologists and the call service through its elaborate health information management system under its mental health program.

Amin Hashwani of Charter for Compassion, SMHA chairman Dr. Karim Ahmed Khawaja and Naseer Memon of Thar Foundation were present.

The Charter for Compassion Pakistan is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate thinking but, more importantly, compassionate action as the center of our lives. Charter for Compassion Society of Pakistan (CfC) with its 05 Women Empowerment centers which has helped over 2000 females, over 45 schools in different districts of Sindh with more than 30,000 students along with some other initiatives in Health sector and volunteer programs has catered over 50,000 beneficiaries in collaboration with local and international donors.

A mental health program by Charter for Compassion Pakistan that aims at providing high-quality consultancy and therapy to all segments of society. It also aims to create mental health awareness and mitigate the issues faced by the Pakistani society. (PR)





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