Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Cambodia
The Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO) Cambodia is Cambodia’s leading NGO in the field of mental health care and psychosocial support.
TPO Cambodia was established in February 1995 as a branch of the Netherlands-based NGO ‘TPO International’ with the aim to alleviate psychological and mental health problems of Cambodians. In 2000 it was registered as an independent local NGO, ‘TPO Cambodia’, run and staffed by Cambodians. Since its beginnings in 1995, TPO Cambodia has provided mental health care and support to more than 200.000 Cambodians.
At TPO Cambodia thye strongly believe that ‘There is no health without mental health’ and firmly subscribe to the UN’s principle that the right to health care, including mental health care, is a fundamental, universal human right.
Just like the World Health Organization, thye define health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease” and intrinsically linked to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, and the treatment and rehabilitation of people affected by mental disorders.
Along with providing quality mental health care to Cambodians via a range of grass-roots projects throughout the country and our Treatment Center in Phnom Penh, we are also a training center in the field of mental health care and psychosocial support. We also conduct research and provide consultancy, often in collaboration with partner organizations and research institutes. We also aim to raise awareness across Cambodia about mental health, promote mental health care and psychosocial well-being, andadvocate for mental health services in Cambodia. In doing so, we aim to influence and bring about positive health policy change. Finally, some of our work is linked to – and contributes to – conflict resolution, peace building and social justice.See more