About the Trust

The Mental Health Action Trust (MHAT) is a Not-for-Profit organisation that provides free, comprehensive, community-based, volunteer-led, cost-effective mental health care to the poorest people of the localities they serve, including the wandering homeless mentally ill. It aims to provide long term management of chronic mental disorders through a system of community-owned and managed care, supervised and run by MHAT.

MHAT is registered as a Charitable Trust (Registration no: 335/2010, Calicut, Kerala, India) with its headquarters at the Institute of Palliative Medicine, Medical College, Calicut, Kerala. The Institute of Palliative Medicine is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care.