To raise the issue of Palestine and the oppression of the Palestinians within UK mental health services and professional organisations. To present a perspective based on the application of international law, universal and democratic principles and anti-racist practice.

To develop close links of equality and solidarity with Palestinian mental health organisations and individuals involved in mental health care, to ensure that the work of the Network reflects their experiences and priorities.

By developing our knowledge and understanding of the links between the politics of Palestine/Israel and the psychological well-being of the Palestinian people, to be in a position to contribute to the national debate about the issue. To develop an understanding of the ideological background to Israeli policies towards the Palestinian people.

To press our colleagues individually and collectively to consider their response to the Palestinian call for boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS)


To co-operate with Palestinian, Israeli, British and international organisations that are committed to social equality, and the universal application of human and civil rights.

To publicize and advocate on behalf of individual with mental health difficulties whose right to appropriate treatment has been denied.

To campaign to promote a response to the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions: in the first instance to challenge the decision to locate the 2015 Conference of the European Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapists in Israel.

To organise public meetings that raise awareness of the oppression of the Palestinian people, particularly of the relation between the political situation and mental health, and which develop a consciousness of Britain’s complicity in the denial of Palestinians their basic civil and human rights.

CONTACT: ukpalmhn@gmail.com