AusAID Public Sector Linkages Program – Strengthening human resources for mental health in the north and east of Sri Lanka

This 3-year program aims to strengthen the capacity of the Provincial Health Departments of Northern and Eastern Provinces of Sri Lanka, the Mental Health Directorate of the Ministry of Healthcare and Nutrition, and the National Institute of Mental Health to plan, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate a human resources for mental health strategy (HRMH) for the north and east (which will also inform national HRMH strategy). Building HRMH will directly benefit people with mental illness and their families, who will have greater access to more equitably distributed mental health and psychosocial support services of improved quality.