Mental Health Act being amended

Jamaica's Mental Health Act is being amended to meet international human rights standards and to shift the focus of legislation towards creating a framework for providing community-based mental health services.
This was noted by Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton, in a message read by Dr. Naydene Williams, Director of Health Services in the Health Ministry, at the First Caregivers Symposium at the University of Technology on Tuesday.
Dr. Tufton said priority will be given to the mental health sector in coming months, and as part of the Ministry's thrust to improve mental health services, the National Mental Health Policy and Strategic Plan is being finalised, using the Comprehensive Mental Health Action Plan as a template.

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