Publications

RC ZELDA has published “Handbook: First Steps in Implementation of Supported Decision Making in Latvia”

The association “Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA” in the framework of project on implementation of the supported decision making model in Latvia, as a part of the European Economic Area (EEA) Financial Mechanism Grants 2009 – 2014 … Continue reading

The European Parliament has published the Country Report on Latvia for the Study on Member States’ Policies for the Children with Disabilities

The study looks at the situation of children with disabilities in Latvia to identify the gaps in the legal framework and its implementation, the obstacles faced by children with disabilities, and best practices. This country study was conducted as a … Continue reading

Study conducted by RC ZELDA “Access to Justice for Children with Mental Disabilities in Latvia”

In the period from May 2013 to May 2015, the “Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA”” (RC ZELDA) in collaboration with nine other European Union member states[1] conducted an EU-funded study on access to legal assistance resources for … Continue reading

Rights to Family Life for Persons with Mental Disabilities

RC ZELDA with the support of the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Latvia and the Open Society Foundations has carried out a study on what support municipalities offer to parents with mental disabilities so they can continue raising their children – … Continue reading

The Accessibility and Costs of mental health and social care community-based services compared to institutional care in Latvia (2004 – 2011)

Authors: Linda Bērziņa, Georgiana Gheorghe, Ieva Leimane–Veldmeijere, Annija Mazapša, Santa Skirmante The report is published by the Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA” with the financial support of the Open Society Foundations. The report is published within the … Continue reading

Research Paper “Access to Employment and Education”

Riga, 2012 Author: Naila Kirimova Publisher: Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA” Funding: Open Society Foundation’s Human Rights and Governance Grants program Research Paper “Acces to Employment and Education” by ZELDA intern Naila Kirimova (Azerbaijan)

Supported decision-making models in light of Article 12 UNCRPD

Riga, 2010 Author: Georgiana Gheorghe Publisher: Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA” Funding: Open Society Institute’s Human Rights and Governance Grants program and Central European University Foundation, Budapest (CEUBPF). This research was triggered by the ratification by Latvia … Continue reading

Peer advocacy: introducing a concept, exploring its benefits

Riga, 2010 Author: Georgiana Gheorghe Publisher: Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA” The main aim of a research on peer-advocacy was to develop an innovative advocacy mechanism for users of mental health care services in Latvia, in order … Continue reading

Newsletter – 6th issue, March 2011

In March 2011 Resource Centre "ZELDA" published its latest Newsletter. In it we provide update on the latest developments regarding advocacy issues for persons with mental disabilities and also explore the issue of legal capacity. We offer our opinion on … Continue reading

NEWSLETTER – 5th issue, April 2010

In this issue of Resource Centre “ZELDA”'s Newsletter we update you on the most important events relating to the protection of the rights of people with mental disability in the second half of 2009 until March 2010. We  provide some insight on the … Continue reading

Report on the implementation of the World Health organisation’s mental health declaration and action plan in Latvia

Riga, 2009 Authors: Anete Erdmane, Ieva Leimane – Veldmeijere, Rinalds Muciņš, Uldis Veits Publisher: Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA” Funding: Royal Netherlands Embassy in Latvia, the Open Society Institute (Budapest) and the Soros Foundation-Latvia. In January 2005 … Continue reading

NEWSLETTER – 4th issue, September 2009

In this issue of Resource Centre ZELDA's Newsletter we update you on the most important events of the first nine months of 2009 relating to the protection of the rights of mentally disabled people. We give an overview of a case before … Continue reading

NEWSLETTER – 3rd issue, March 2009

In this issue of the regularly published Newsletter of the Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA”, we discuss the developments regarding advocacy issues for people with mental disabilities in the second half of 2008. We provide an overview of an … Continue reading

NEWSLETTER – Combined edition from the first and second issues, July 2008

The Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability “ZELDA” begins a new tradition – providing information through a Newsletter to its cooperation partners and the broader public on development tendencies in the field of mental disability advocacy. The Newsletter will be published every … Continue reading

Promotion of the Employment Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Psychiatric Illnesses in Latvia

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    Riga, 2007 Authors: MĀRIS TAUBE, IEVA LEIMANE-VELDMEIJERE Publisher: Riga Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology Funding: EU European Social Fund EQUAL programme and State budget of the Republic of Latvia The Conceptual Paper reflects the results of the EQUAL … Continue reading

Promotion of the Employment Opportunities for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Psychiatric Illnesses in Latvia. The Conceptual Paper.

Riga, 2007 Authors: MĀRIS TAUBE, IEVA LEIMANE-VELDMEIJERE Publisher: Riga Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology Funding: EU European Social Fund EQUAL programme and State budget of the Republic of Latvia The Conceptual Paper reflects the results of the EQUAL project „Integration … Continue reading