Debating Africa

Bharti Patel

National Executive Director of the South African Federation for Mental Health


Since joining the mental health sector in 2009 as Deputy Director and then National Executive Director in 2011, she became passionate about the rights of persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities. She also serves on various policy and legislation committees advocating for the rights of persons with disabilities. She currently serves on the board of  (National Council of Social Service Organisations ) currently working on the Financial Awards Policy for the Non-Profit Organisations with the Department of Social  Development, member of the South African Disability Alliance ((SADA), and Trustee of Disability Employment Concern.

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