Sehat Kahani, British Asian Trust host stakeholders' session.

Sehat Kahani along with British Asian Trust, Savaira and Taskeen hosted A stakeholders' session on behalf of Pakistan Mental Health Coalition's Quality Standards Sub-Committee.

The event was organized to unite key stakeholders involved in mental health initiatives and emphasize the importance of establishing an ethical framework that promotes effective mental health practices within the Pakistani context. The session was honored by the presence of few major stakeholders including Dr Karim Khawaja, Chairman of the Sindh Mental Health Authority, Dr Naim Siddiqi from SIUT, Dr Iffat Zafar Aga, COO and Cofounder Sehat Kahani, Kamyla Marvi, Director Pakistan-British Asian Trust, Sanaa - Program Manager Mental Health British Asian Trust, Dr. Rubeena - Director-Training and Quality Assurance, Savaira Taha Sabri - COO and Cofounder Taskeen, and Iqbal Ahmed - Chairman of Sindh Human Rights Commissions. The event began with an introduction given by Alina Lakhani, Wellbeing portfolio Associate Sehat Kahani. After that, an overview of the PMHC and its Quality Standards Subcommittee was given by Dr. Rubeena and Sanaa Ahmed, where it was discussed that mental health authorities have been established in Sindh, Punjab, KPK and Balochistan. However, they are still not in a position to regulate metal health services as rules and regulations have yet to be formed. It was also discussed that the Allied Health Professionals Act was passed in March 2022 and was supposed to regulate the professions of psychology and counseling, is yet to be enforced. Participants emphasized the urgent need to make these laws implementable. The program included workshops on key topics such as dignity, integrity, and competent care in the areas of mental health treatment which was conducted by Dr Taha Sabri, Dr...

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