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Formed in 1997 as a group to bring together people with mental illness to enhance mental health service provision and sharing experiences among its members, MHU works through community-based associations of people with mental illness and their caregivers to bring people with mental illness together to share experiences, success and breakthrough stories to create awareness and reduce social stigma.


  • ... biggest psychiatric user owned and politically managed organization on African continent.
  • ... coordinating center for The Pan African Net Work Of users and Survivors of Psychiatry (PANUSP)
  • ... recognition by the MOH, NUDIPU, MGLSD and WHO as a distinct and growing User organization on the African continent