Fountain House

Fountain House Pakistan is Unique among all Fountain Houses In World

Fountain house institute for mental health is working for the patients with psychiatric illness coming from less privileged sections of society. Lahore Mental Health Association (LMHA) was established in 1963. It was registered under the voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration and Control) Ordinance, 1961 (XLVI of 1961) .Prof Dr Rasheed Chaudhry and his companions started the project for the rehabilitation of patients (members) with schizophrenia. For first three years it was supported by Mr. John H. Beard, executive director Fountain House New York. Since then it kept on increasing its services for mental health in Pakistan with the help of community. Alhamdulillah, making it "home of happiness".
It has further extended its services for the treatment of members (patients) with substance use disorders, day school programs for the education and training of children with intellectual disabilities and support program for Khwajasira.


People suffering with mental illnesses should receive psychiatric treatment and psycho-social rehabilitation facilities with all their self-esteem, so that they could achieve their potential and be respected as relatives, neighbors, friends, workers and members of society.


Treatment and rehabilitation of mentally ill patients.

Our Philosophy

"Our Philosophy of mental health rehabilitation & treatment emphasizes respect for members (patients) and families, with the goal to provide care at the least restrictive level possible, freedom to choose and participate in the working community units within and in the local community"

Our Projects


Fountain House Mental Health Care

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    Dr Arif Alvi, President of Pakistan

    It was a pleasure to visit 'Fountain House' and to meet the lovely people who live here. Credit to those among us who have established these institutions for the well being of special people those who face depression and mentally disturbed. Transgender people are also working and living here. What a pleasure.

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    Dr. N.N.Wig Professor & Head, Deptt. of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi.

    I am deeply impressed with what I have seen. I think here there is a message not only for Pakistan but for all developing countries. It shows how the dedication and selfless service of a handful of people can achieve such remarkable results in a very difficult of mental health. I congratulate Prof. Rashid Chaudhry – a true pioneer and his devoted team. There is now an urgent need to link such remarkable rehabilitation programs with the active mental health care levels in the villages. I offer my best wishes for the success of mental health movement in Pakistan.

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    Prof Dr. Pedro Ruiz, President American Psychiatric Association, USA.

    This international conference symbolizes what a group of dedicated professional can achieve on behalf of the mentally ill patient Practical this advantaged.

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    Imran Khan

    Excellent institution great work _may the almighty take you from strength to strength.

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    Zabulon Taintor

    It is always a wonderful exhibating experience to visit this source of ineguration for so many people of all types , education , and diversities Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it .

  • Asad Qaiser.

    In proper meaning fountain house is a reflection of state of Madina. I'am well wisher for them and hope that they continue their struggle to maintain their quality.

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    Mother Teresa M.C.

    Keep the joy of loving the poor and share this joy with all you meet. Remember. Works of love are works of peace.

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    Muhammad Sarwar - Governor Punjab

    It is so inspiring to see a wonderful institution serving the needs of mentally challenged people. I am told that this institution is serving around for more than fifty years. This is true dedication and commitment. I congratulate Dr Amjad Saqib and his team for this extremely noble endeavor.

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    Mian Saqib Nisar - Chief Justice of Pakistan.

    I am so pleased to see the best center for the cause of mental sitmets in Pakistan.

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    General Muhammad Zia Ul Haq President of Pakistan

    My brief visit to this fine institution has proved to be very revealing.It has also assured me of the fine talent of devotion that we have in the country.I wish to express my appreciation of the work that is going on in the Fountain House and wish them all the best in the furture.


Evidence suggests that mental health services have historically ignored the needs of female patients. We have an exclusive female block with 100 beds managed by fully professional and well trained female staff.