Importance of Ethical Principles for Mental Health Professionals – a PMHC Stakeholder Event

Savaira joined forces with the Pakistan Mental Health Coalition (PMHC) in a thought-provoking stakeholder event. Held on May 24th at Pearl Continental Hotel, the event served as a platform to promote collaboration among diverse mental health stakeholders and shed light on the crucial issue of ethical principles in the field.
Under the leadership of the Quality Standards Sub-Committee of PMHC, which includes organizations such as Taskeen, British Asian Trust, Savaira, and Sehat Kahani, the event witnessed the participation of esteemed guests, including Senator Dr. Karim Khwaja. Dr. Khwaja, Chairperson of Sindh Mental Health Authority, shared his valuable insights on ethical guidelines and principles in mental health services. Mr. Iqbal Detho, Chairperson of the Sindh Human Rights Commission also spoke on the occasion.
The gathering brought together a diverse array of attendees, ranging from mental health professionals in Karachi to individuals with personal experiences of mental illnesses. The participants engaged in an intriguing discussion, delving into essential ethical aspects such as integrity, confidentiality, and respect for human dignity.
The collaborative efforts of the PMHC and its dedicated stakeholders have undoubtedly laid the foundation for a more compassionate and ethically-driven approach to mental health care in Pakistan. By fostering dialogue, promoting best practices, and advocating for the well-being of individuals, Savaira and its partners continue to champion the cause of mental health and strive to make a lasting impact on the lives of those affected.