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CT mental health clinic recognised as leading world class facility

This means the centre will be involved in policy making decisions and practices around mental health.

Youtube screengrab of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health logo.

CAPE TOWN - The World Health Organisation(WHO) has recognised a Cape Town mental health clinic as a leading world class facility.

The Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health has become the second centre of its kind in Africa to be made a collaborative partner with the WHO.

The centre's director Crick Lund says this means the centre will now be involved in policy making decisions and practices around mental health, especially in poverty stricken communities.

Lund says this is a great boost for the centre as they've been working closely with the WHO since 2001 on various projects.

"Our latest collaboration is to work with the WHO and ministries of health in five countries, in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa, to develop best practice models to integrating mental health into primary healthcare. So this is just to strengthen and formalise those ties."