In the year 2012 USPKenya was inundated by requests from individuals and families for psychosocial support and information from all over Kenya. This came up as the Nairobi peer support group kept growing from strength to strength attracting members from all over the country.
One of the strategic objectives of USPKenya is to provide leadership in shaping the human rights discourse of persons with psychosocial disability by advocating for law reform in Kenya. This is guaranteed by the Constitution which recognizes public participation as a national value and principle of governance.
Over the years USPKenya has engaged in widespread awareness creation and advocacy initiatives to address stigma and discrimination that is directed towards persons with psychosocial disabilities both within their communities and also in mental health institutions.