They are constantly liaising with key players regarding funding and tariffs for psychotherapy, such as individual medical aid schemes, the regulatory body for medical aid schemes (NAMAF), the Namibia Private Practitioners Forum (NPPF) and professional bodies in other countries. Input is also provided on legislation affecting mental health care. In summary, the goal is to decrease the level of discrimination against funding for mental health care, which is having a negative impact not only on the professional compensation but also on the effective treatment of patients. We believe – in line with numerous international studies and WHO directives – that the total health expenditure can be decreased (e.g. medication and hospitalization) by encouraging effective psychotherapeutic interventions.
No Health without Mental Health!