The Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Programme (mhLAP) is a five year capacity building project for mental health leaders and advocates in the five English speaking West Africa states (Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia). The project coordinating office is located at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Ibadan. The mhLAP project is a partnership between the University of Ibadan and CBM, an international non-governmental organization (NGO). The project is funded by the Australian Aid Agency (AusAID).

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Mental Health Leadership and Advocacy Program-Sierra Leone, came into full function in February, 2012 with Joshua Abioseh Duncan serving as Country Facilitator. This very much needed Mental Health Intervention project, in compliment with other recently established Mental Health institutions/organizations are working doggedly to help deal with the mental health challenge facing the country. mhLAP-SL aims to deal with this problem through its formed Stakeholders’ council/Coalition established to not only do sensitization programs but also to advocate for and on behalf of better policies regarding service users and care givers.


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