The WHO and Angry Birds Friends encourage communities to stay active during COVID-19
Regular physical activity is key to maintaining a healthy body and mind. It can reduce high blood pressure, help manage weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and various cancers. It’s also essential for our mental health as it reduces the risk of depression and cognitive decline. Over the last...
20 July 2021
The WASP 2021 Hybrid Congress
The WASP 2021 Hybrid Congress has received more than 230 registrations (including members of the IAC and NAC), about 50 submissions (excluding plenary sessions). We have received confirmations from many countries including the USA, UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Russia, Kenya, China, New Zealand and India and Europe. Natalia Treushnikova, President & Olga Pazyna, Vice-President...
12 July 2021
United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
The United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development on the important topic of Health Equity in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be held on July 12. TITLE: Building Back Better after COVID-19 through Addressing Health Equity, Mental Health, and Well-being: Contributions of Psychological Science and Practice to Leave No One Behind...
9 July 2021
Gender-based Violence & Women’s Mental Health during COVID-19
Gender-based Violence & Women’s Mental Health during COVID-19 WFMH will hold the webinar “Gender-based Violence & Women’s Mental Health during COVID-19” on 15 July. More: https://wfmh.global/womens-mental-health-section-webinar-3-2021/ Informational source: WFMH
29 June 2021
Future of Love
Internet changed the way people meet and fall in love, with online dating and location-based services permitting people to look beyond their immediate circle of friends and contacts. How can we connect with one another in the modern age of tech and COVID? What are the global trends in love, tech, and in the kinds...
23 June 2021
Natalia Treushnikova’s Interview for “Kommersant”
Natalya Treushnikova, President of the Union for Mental Health, told the “Kommersant” special correspondent Olga Allenova what has changed in Russian psychiatry, why neuropsychiatric boarding schools are not being reformed in the country, how school life affects the psyche of children, and what is lacking in the education system for the prevention of mental disorders....
17 June 2021
We Need to Talk About Prematurity
New book by Emilia Afrange was published in English and Portuguese The book “We Need to Talk About Prematurity” is the result of the work developed by Emilia Afrange at the Outpatient Clinic for Prematurely-Born Children at the São Paulo School of Medicine of the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), where children and adolescents...
15 June 2021
Community Mental Health Services
On June 10, the WHO held the online launch event for the WHO Guidance on person-centred and rights-based mental health services. The WHO Guidance on community mental health services: Promoting person-centred and rights-based approaches is a set of publications that provides information and support to all stakeholders who wish to develop or transform their mental health system...
8 June 2021
International Humanitarian Cooperation
On June 8-9, 2021, at the initiative of the Commission of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation for the development of the non-profit sector and support of socially oriented NGOs, the Social Information Agency, the National Network of the Global Compact Association and representatives of Russian business are holding a two-day practical seminar for...
2 June 2021
Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill: Intersectoral Collaboration
Within the framework of the 17th Congress of Psychiatrists, the section “Rehabilitation of the Mentally Ill: Intersectoral Collaboration” was held chaired by A.P. Kotsyubinsky, N.B. Lutovoy, T.A. Solokhina and N.V. Treushnikova. The section discussed a wide range of issues devoted to various aspects of rehabilitation of persons with mental disorders and mental development disorders. The section...
1 June 2021
International Children’s Day
According to UNICEF, there are more than 2.2 billion (two and two tenths billion) children and adolescents in the world, which make up approximately 28% (percentage) of the world’s population. People aged 10 to 19 make up about 16% (percentage). This vast part of the world population was affected by COVID-19 pandemic and the following...
31 May 2021
Economic aspects of mental health in children and adolescents
Marc Suhrcke, Demetris Pillas, Caroline Selai. WHO European Office for Investment for Health and Development, Venice, Italy, WHO Regional Offi ce for Europe. Imperial College London, United Kingdom. Institute of Neurology, University College London, United Kingdom. Informational source: WHO Europe: https://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/76485/Hbsc_Forum_2007_economic_aspects.pdf The paper presents the available European evidence on the economic consequences of child and adolescent...
20 May 2021
Advances on Person-centered Psychiatry and Medicine
Juan E. Mezzich, Secretary General of the International College of Person Centered Medicine (ICPCM), Tenured Professor of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, Hipolito Unanue, Chair of Person Centered Medicine at San Marcos University School of Medicine, and Editor of the International Journal of Person Centered Medicine (USA) made a...
17 May 2021
WPA’s Regional Congress“Interdisciplinary understanding of co-morbidity in psychiatry: from science to integrated care”
14 May 2021
XVII Congress of Russian Psychiatrists“Interdisciplinary understanding of co-morbidity in psychiatry: from science to integrated care”
12 May 2021
V ALL-RUSSIAN INTERUNIVERSITY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE “MENTAL HEALTH: MODERN TRENDS & PROSPECTS”
The Union for Mental Health in cooperation with the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (Moscow), the Rostov State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Rostov-on-Don), and the Burdenko Voronezh State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Voronezh) will hold the V All-Russian Interuniversity Scientific Conference...
11 May 2021
Happy Victory Day!
12 April 2021
SPACE DAY IN RUSSIA
12 April 2021
II All-Russian Online Conference “Mental Health Care for Children, Adolescents and Youth”
April 22, at 4 pm (Moscow time) The II All-Russian online Conference “Mental Health Care for Children, Adolescents and Youth” is aimed at raising awareness on mental health among students studying in the specialties as it follows: “psychology”, “pedagogy and psychology”, and “clinical psychology”. The Conference is the part of the All-Russian Mental Health Awareness...
6 April 2021
IV All-Russian Interuniversity Scientific Conference “Mental Health: Modern Trends & Prospects”
The Union for Mental Health in cooperation with the Stavropol State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Stavropol, Russia), the Siberian State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Tomsk, Russia), and the Samara State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation...
2 April 2021
World Autism Awareness Day
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and heightened glaring inequalities around the world, especially when it comes to income and wealth distribution, access to health care, protection under the law, and political inclusion. Persons with autism have long faced many of these inequalities, which have only been further exacerbated by the pandemic. It’s a problem made...
31 March 2021
Meeting of the United Nations Member States Group of Friends of Mental Health and Well-being
Meeting of the United Nations Member States Group of Friends of Mental Health and Well-being “Mental Health and Well-Being in Times of COVID-19” was held on 30 March 2021, 9:00 – 10:15 (EDT, New York). Co-hosts: World Health Organization; Co-Chairs of the UN Group of Friends of Mental Health and Well-being; UNICEF; International Association of...
26 March 2021
Library of the Union for Mental Health at the International Fair of Intellectual Literature non/fictio No. 22
The International Fair of Intellectual Literature non / fiction No. 22 was opened on March 24 at 11: 00 in the Gostiny Dvor Complex (Moscow, Ilinka str., 4). 288 publishing houses, bookselling companies and cultural institutions from 19 countries are represented at the Fair. The Union for Mental Health in partnership with the Publishing House...
25 March 2021
Psychosocial rehabilitation and the Non-profit Sector in Russia: the Northwestern Federal District
On March 25, 2021, the Union for Mental Health will hold the Second Interregional Conference ” Psychosocial rehabilitation and the Non-profit Sector in Russia: the Northwestern Federal District“. The conference continues a series of online events aimed at highlighting the activities of regional non-profit organizations of the Russian Federation that provide assistance to people with mental...
23 March 2021
Maternal and Child Undernutrition Progress 2
Mobilising evidence, data, and resources to achieve global maternal and child undernutrition targets and the Sustainable Development Goals: an agenda for action Rebecca A Heidkamp, Ellen Piwoz, Stuart Gillespie, Emily C Keats, Mary R D’Alimonte, Purnima Menon, Jai K Das, Augustin Flory, Jack W Clift, Marie T Ruel, Stephen Vosti, Jonathan Kweku Akuoku, Zulfiqar A...
16 March 2021
I/WE ARE PSYCHIATRISTS
The Union for Mental Health has launched a new project “I/WE are PSYCHIATRISTS”, which is a series of video interviews with outstanding psychiatrists of our time who have made a significant contribution to the development of psychiatry. As part of the interview, they share their thoughts on psychiatry, talk about their life and professional path....
12 March 2021
Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities
The UNESCO Chair invites on behalf of their partners at Maynooth University to the first online event of their new project “Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law: Exploring New Path- DANCING”, funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The online event – Researching Disability and Diversity...
10 March 2021
All-Russian Online Conference “Law and Mental Health”
On March 18, at 11.00 (Moscow time), the All-Russian online Conference “Law and Mental Health” will be held, which is aimed at raising awareness on legal regulation of mental healthcare provision among students of legal specialties in Russia. Organized by: Law Department of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Union for Mental...
2 March 2021
III ONLINE ALL-RUSSIAN INTERUNIVERSITY SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE “MENTAL HEALTH: MODERN TRENDS & PROSPECTS”
The Union for Mental Health (Moscow, Russia) in cooperation with the Kuban State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Krasnodar, Russia), the Kazan State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Kazan, Russia), and the Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Moscow, Russia) will hold the III Online All-Russian Interuniversity...
26 February 2021
World NGO Day
World NGO Day is an international calendar day annually observed on 27 February. Officially recognized and declared by the 12 member countries of the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2010 and first time marked by the UN, EU leaders and international organizations in 2014. The Union for Mental Health, covering the activities of non-profit organizations of...
19 February 2021
All-Russian Mental Health Awareness Program for University Students
The All-Russian Mental Health Awareness Program for University Students was launched in December 2020. The Program is aimed at raising awareness on mental health among medical and non-medical students of the Russian universities via presentation of modern approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental and behavioral disorders. It serves also for developing networks and cooperation in...
27 January 2021
II Online All-Russian Interuniversity Scientific Conference “MENTAL HEALTH: MODERN TRENDS & PROSPECTS”
The Union for Mental Health (Moscow, Russia) in cooperation with the Yaroslavl State Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Yaroslavl, Russia), the Volga Region State Research Medical University of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation (Nizhiy Novgorod, Russia), and the Pirogov State Russian National Research University (Moscow, Russia)...
20 January 2021
The priority for workplaces in the new normal? Wellbeing
Liz Hilton Segel, North America Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company Businesses should treat wellbeing as a tangible skill, a critical business input and a measurable outcome. Forward-thinking companies will embrace wellbeing as an index of learnable actions and daily behaviour. By talking about wellbeing and backing it with action, leaders can eliminate a work culture...
12 January 2021
Anxiety, stress and loneliness: COVID’s toll on the lives of workers
New 28-country survey for the World Economic Forum reveals most employed adults report experiencing significant work-related disruption with a negative impact on their well-being New York, NY, December 22, 2020 — A new global Ipsos survey for the World Economic Forum finds about half of working adults saying they have experienced increased anxiety around job...
28 December 2020
Final Report for 2020
Dear colleagues! Dear friends! First, I would like to thank you for being with us during this difficult year, supporting us in difficult times and strengthening us in our work for the benefit of those for whom we work. Secondly, I cannot but note that the common misfortune brought us all together and, strange as...
25 December 2020
Merry Christmas And Happy New Year!
23 December 2020
Online Interregional Conference ” Psychosocial Rehabilitation and the Non-Profit Sector in the Context of the Pandemic»
16 December 2020
I/WE are A PSYCHIATRIST
The Union for Mental Health has launched a new project “I/WE are A PSYCHIATRIST”, which is a series of video interviews with outstanding psychiatrists of our time who have made a significant contribution to the development of psychiatry. As part of the interview, they share their thoughts on psychiatry, talk about their life and professional...
On 10 December the online All-Russian Interuniversity Scientific Conference “Mental Health: Modern Trends & Prospects” was held. The Conference was aimed at raising awareness on mental health via presentation of modern approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental and behavioral disorders among senior students at medical universities in Russia. It served also...
3 December 2020
All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “Mental Health: Integration of Approaches”
All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “Mental Health: Integration of Approaches” will be held on 8 December 2020 on the Zoom platform. The Conference is organized by the Volga Region Research Medical University (Institute of Clinical Psychology, the University Center for Child Psychology and Development) under support of the Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Russian Federation...
26 November 2020
Data for action on early childhood development
Linda M Richter, Claudia Cappa, Ghassan Issa, Chunling Lu, Nicole Petrowski, Sara N Naicker Published online in the Lancet: November 19, 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32482- Early childhood development (ECD) in the first few years of life lays the foundation for a lifetime’s mental and physical health, education, labour market productivity, and wellbeing[i]. ECD is receiving increasing attention and is...
25 November 2020
All-Russian Interuniversity Scientific Conference “Mental Health: Current Trends and Prospects”
On 10 December 2020 the All-Russian Interuniversity Scientific Conference “Mental Health: Current Trends and Prospects” will be held. The Conference is organized by the Altay State Medical University (Barnaul), the Mechnikov North-Western State Medical University (Saint-Petersburg), the Razumovsky Saratov State Medical University (Saratov) in cooperation with the Union for Mental Health of Russia. The Conference...
19 November 2020
Growing up in the Shadow of COVID-19
Growing up in the Shadow of COVID-19 The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health Published: November 05, 2020DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S2352-4642(20)30349-7 8 months into the pandemic, the UK Government’s inadequate consideration of young people in the COVID-19 response is causing lasting harm to a whole generation. Although children and adolescents are generally less clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 than...
17 November 2020
INTERNATIONAL PREMATURITY MONTH
PURPLE NOVEMBER[i] INTERNATIONAL PREMATURITY AWARENESS MONTH NOVEMBER 17 WORLD PREMATURITY DAY DO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT PREMATURITY? YES! 1. Because prematurity is a worldwide public health problem, as it affects 15 million children every year: one (i) out of ten (10) babies worldwide[i] 2. Because prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal death (from...
13 November 2020
Informational agency “TASS” about Union for Mental Health research
12 November 2020
Kochenov Readings-2020. Psychology and Law in Modern Russia
All-Russian online conference with international participation “Kochenov Readings-2020. Psychology and Law in Modern Russia “ All-Russian online conference with international participation “Kochenov Readings-2020. Psychology and Law in Modern Russia ” is organized by the Moscow State Psychological and Pedagogical University in cooperation with the Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the...
5 November 2020
THE “DIFFERENT ONES” – ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL AND ARTLESS
The Union for Mental Health has opened an online store to sell products made by people with mental disabilities. THE “DIFFERENT ONES» is a project of the Union for Mental Health, dedicated to people with mental disabilities, their attitude and perception. The goal of the project is to break down the wall of misunderstanding between...
2 November 2020
The Winner of the III Biennial Film Competition DOCU-MENTAL
#Psycho Documentary, 115 min. Out of 110 submitted applications and 30 works selected for the III Biennial Film Competition DOCU-MENTAL, the best was the web series # PSYCHO, directed by Lyubov Kamyrina (Germany). Four people, four psychiatric diagnoses, one city, one therapist. Reality TV series about Berlin residents who live like everyone else: they go to work,...
30 October 2020
MENTAL HEALTH MONTH IN RUSSIA
Traditionally, September and October are very busy with events devoted to the World Mental Health Day. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director – General, said: “The World Mental Health Day is an occasion to join the efforts of the world community and start making up for the lack of attention to mental health issues. We...
23 October 2020
Professor Morozov was elected for the post of the Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association
Informational source: official website of the WPA The World Psychiatric Association (WPA) is the largest medical organization with 140 psychiatric societies from 120 countries and more than 250,000 psychiatrists. The WPA promotes collaboration in the field of psychiatry through its research sections, educational programs, publications, and events. The WPA has been in existence for 70...
15 October 2020
The Big Event for Mental Health
On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the World Health Organization hosted, for the first time ever, a global online advocacy event on mental health. At this event—the Big Event for Mental Health—world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests joined WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to tell the world what we can all do to...
12 October 2020
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE III FILM FESTIVAL “DOCU-MENTAL”
From October 8 to 11, six films about people with mental disabilities were shown as part of the III Docu-MENTAL Film Festival followed by discussions. The third Docu-MENTAL Film Festival focuses on problems associated with child mental development, inclusive education, and discrimination against people with mental and behavioral disorders. This event is part of...
9 October 2020
World leaders, celebrities to join WHO’s Big Event for Mental Health on 10 October
1 October 2020 News release Geneva, Switzerland On 10 October, World Mental Health Day, world leaders and internationally-recognized celebrities and mental health advocates will come together for the World Health Organization’s Big Event for Mental Health. WHO’s first-ever online advocacy event for mental health will focus on the urgent need to address the world’s chronic...
9 October 2020
Opening Ceremony of the III Film Festival “Docu-MENTAL”
Traditionally, on the eve of the World Mental Health Day, Natalia Treushnikova, President of the Union for Mental Health, opened the third edition of the Docu-MENTAL Film Festival. She welcomed the guests and wished them a pleasant journey into the world of cinema about people whose fate depends largely on the sensitivity and understanding of...
7 October 2020
Film Festival “Docu-MENTAL”
5 October 2020
All-Russian Conference of Young Scientists in Memory of Academician A. V. Snezhnevsky
On October 9, 2020, the Russian National Research Center of Mental Health jointly with the Russian Society of Psychiatrists and the Union for Mental Health is holding the All-Russian Conference of Young Scientists in Memory of Academician A. V. Snezhnevsky. An online broadcast will be organized: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq-7g2fLBadD55OPHBNMsMQ More: http://ncpz.ru/
24 September 2020
«HERE WE ARE» – FILM FESTIVAL ABOUT PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS
The Union for Mental Health in cooperation with the CoolConnections Art Association, the Blagosphere Film Club, and the Pilgrim Film Platform, is holding a series of film screenings about people with mental disabilities on the eve of World Mental Health Day. In Russia, as in the rest of the world, there is a persistent...
17 September 2020
International Journal of Global Social Work About the Congress
By Natalia Treushnikova СТАТЬЯ В ПРИЛОЖЕНИИ
10 September 2020
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD)
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. In past years, over 300 activities in around 70 countries were reported to...
4 September 2020
INITIATIVE FOR GLOBAL MENTAL HEALTH IN SWITZERLAND
Initiative for Global Mental Health in Switzerland Herbs and Mental Health The Association Global Mental Health started in 2015, is charitable and not profit-oriented. Since 2015 Prof. Dr. Sabine Bährer-Kohler is the president of the organization. The objectives of the Association Global Mental Health include promoting mental...
31 August 2020
Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19
WHO Global WHO Global has developed the “Considerations for school-related public health measures in the context of COVID-19” related to precautions that to be taken to keep children, teachers, other staff and the wider community safe. More… Informational source: WHO Global
28 August 2020
The World by Shpitsberg
28 August 2020
Exhibition “The One I Have Never Been”
The Exhibition presents the works of artists who are in constant social isolation. All of them are residents of psycho-neurological boarding schools in St. Petersburg. More…
17 August 2020
Children’s Psychiatry in Modern Russia
13 August 2020
PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH BRIEFING ON COVID-19
FOREWORD. Public mental health is assuming an important place in the field of psychiatry and mental health. Mental disorder and poor mental wellbeing have large impacts across population health which crises such as COVID-19 will further increase. Despite the existence of effective public mental health interventions, only a minority of those with mental...
26 June 2020
COLLECTED RESEARCH PAPERS: CHILDREN, SOCIETY AND FUTURE
The two-volume proceeding of the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century – CHILDREN, SOCIETY AND FUTURE – has been published on the 26 June 2020. It covers different areas of scientific knowledge in the field of mental health and well-being in children and adolescents, including general medicine, psychiatry, psychotherapy,...
22 June 2020
“YOU ARE NOT ALONE”. Educational Platform for Adolescents and their Parents
The online educational platform for adolescents, parents and educators is created by the Sukharev Research Center for Child and Adolescent Mental Health with support of the Union for Mental Health of Russia. The platform hosts educational materials on the prevention of mental disorders in the adolescents: https://антистигма.рф/. Four educational films were created with the participation...
9 June 2020
Editing the Human Embryo Genome: Pros and Cons
Lecture by Professor Mokhov, Head of the Department of Medical Law, Kutafin Moscow State Law Academy
4 June 2020
Union for Mental Health of Russia and online platform “Pilgrim” present a joint project “Kino-MENTAL”. Films that depict mental illness and people with mental health and psychological problems are introduced here to show various approaches to presenting the theme of mental health in the Russian cinematography. The platform includes both documentaries and feature films that...
1 June 2020
TODAY IS CHILDREN’S DAY
From a teenager’s statement: “The life you thought was boring, is the life you’re hoping to get back to right now.”[i] Today is the Children’s day. On this day, we are all reminded of the need to respect the rights of the child. This year, when our children are in a new situation of...
25 May 2020
Recommendations for Medical Professionals Who are Under Increased Psycho-Emotional Stress
Recommendations for Medical Professionals Who are Under Increased Psycho-Emotional Stress Prepared by the Union for Mental Health Emotional Burnout in Medical Professionals: Tips for Prevention COVID-19: How to Cope with Excessive Stress and Nervous Overstrain COVID-19. How to Deal with Anxiety and Worry? Tips for medical professionals Recommendations are approved by...
15 May 2020
Prevention of Behavioral Disorders: the Family Aspect
On 12th March the Russian conference “Prevention of behavioral disorders: the Family Aspect” was held in Moscow. The Conference resulted in the collection of abstracts that is allocated in the elibrary system. More…
7 May 2020
THE WORLD WAR II VICTORY 75th ANNIVERSARY
6 May 2020
ABOUT THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE III FILM FESTIVAL “Docu-MENTAL”
The III Film Festival “Docu-MENTAL” will be held over the World Mental Health Day from 8 to 11 October at the Illuzion cinema in Moscow. The official selection for the 2020 Film Festival has been completed. 107 short and full-length films from Russia, Belarus, Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Israel, Poland, Belgium and Brazil were submitted...
27 April 2020
New Reality. How COVID-19 is changing the work of Russian NGOs
Survey by CAF
10 April 2020
Children’s story book released to help children and young people cope with COVID-19
News release of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High...
9 April 2020
“vMeste” for High School Graduates 2020
Graduating from high school is a time of excitement and adventure for young people, but also a time filled with uncertainty. It is natural that a stressful and unsettling situation like the COVID-19 outbreak has an additional negative impact on their emotional conditions. The “vMeste” project offers knowledge and skills for how to cope with anxiety for graduates and their parents,...
7 April 2020
7 APRIL 2020 – WORLD HEALTH DAY
7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response – providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and...
30 March 2020
The Ministry of Education of Russia Considers It Important to Strengthen Psychological and Pedagogical Support for Schoolchildren, Teachers and Parents
5 March 2020
SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE IN YOUNG PEOPLE: ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS AND EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS
Expert Opinion Statement by Professor Ella Arensman, Director of Research, National Suicide Research Foundation, Adjunct Professor of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention (Ireland) In recent years, international research has shown an increase of self-harm and suicide in young people. In addition, many self-harm acts...
13 February 2020
Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the XXI Century
7 February 2020
Helen Herrman, President of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA)
It is a privilege and pleasure to join the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century with the theme “Children, Society and Future” on 26-28 June 2020 in Moscow. The Congress shares with its predecessors in hosting an unprecedented gathering of leaders from medical and non-medical fields from within Russia...
9 January 2020
Transition Psychiatry – Bridging the Gap Between Child/Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Care
Transition Psychiatry – Bridging the Gap Between Child/Adolescent and Adult Mental Health Care Wolfgang Gaebel Adult mental health care in many countries across Europe and beyond is still organized around institution-based instead of community-based services (1, 2) – not integrated but fragmented on various levels from service provision to organization and funding. These...
24 December 2019
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
13 December 2019
Dr Afzal Javed President-Elect World Psychiatric Association Welcome Address
Dear Colleagues and Friends It is a great pleasure to invite you all to the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century being held atMoscow June 26-28, 2020. Union for Mental Health needs special appreciation for continuing with high level of educational and training programmes in the entire field...
2 December 2019
Expert Opinion Statement on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health, Global Health and Population, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health (USA) “The III Congress on Mental Health has chosen the theme of Children, Society and Future, which is extremely relevant and in keeping with “promoting mental health and wellbeing” within the Sustainable Developing...
25 November 2019
Russian sports team of people with intellectual disabilities at the INAS 2019 World Games Brisbane (Australia)
In the period from October 12 to 19, 2019, the INAS Global Games 2019 (INAS 2019 World Games) were held in Brisbane (Australia). The INAS 2019 World Games (2019 Games) is the largest sporting event of the Paralympic Cycle of the International Sports Federation for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (INAS). The 2019 Games was attended...
20 November 2019
World Children’s Day
November 20th is World Children’s Day – the global day of action for child rights. This year marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history. There have been historic gains overall for the world’s children in the past 30 years. However,...
19 November 2019
THE RUSSIAN ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE III CONGRESS ON MENTAL HEALTH: MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE XXI CENTURY
On November 19, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation held a regular meeting of the Organizing Committee for the preparation and conduct of the III Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century”. The main theme of the Congress is “Children, Society, and Future.” The Chairman of...
14 November 2019
Promotion of Mental Health of Adolescents- Resources for Parents of Adolescents: Expert Opinion Statement
Prof. Dr. Sabine Bährer-Kohler, President of the Association for Mental Health- Global Mental Health (Switzerland) Mental health conditions or mental health problems account for 16%-20% of the global burden of disease and injury in young people aged 10–19 years. Mental health problems of a child or adolescent can be very difficult and demanding for...
11 November 2019
Art-Psi Biennale “Festival of Psychology and the Arts”
Art-Psi Biennale “Festival of Psychology and the Arts” in Samara September 25-27, 2020 We invite you to take part in the first international Art-Psi Biennale “Festival of Psychology and the Arts” in Samara on September 25-27, 2020. The main idea of the Festival is to combine the means of the arts and psychology in the...
7 November 2019
Congress Archive: The Union for Mental Health and II Congress «Mental Health of XXI Century»
T.A. SOLOKHINA, Federal State Scientific Center for Mental Health, Moscow, Russia, The Korsakov Journal of Neurology and Psychiatry Заметным событием не только для психиатров, но и для общественности страны стал II конгресс «Психическое здоровье человека XXI века», который состоялся в Москве 5—7 октября 2018 г. в преддверии Всемирного дня психического здоровья, на тему «Психическое...
1 November 2019
Children and adolescents in difficult life situations: implications for social psychiatry by Marianne C. Kastrup, MD, PhD (Denmark)
28 October 2019
Approaches to Mental Health Education in Russia
The Union for Mental Health delivered aSymposium “Approaches to Mental Health Education in Russia” was held on 28 October under the 23rd World Congress of Social Psychiatry. The Symposium discussed approaches to mental health education in Russia, including practical achievements of the educational process with regard to: (i) professional training for young psychiatrists; (ii)...
17 October 2019
WHO Mental Health Forum 2019
The President of the Union for Mental Health of Russia Natalia Treushnikova attended the WHO Mental Health Forum 2019 that was held on 14-15 October in Zeneva. The Forum discussed progress on WHO’s Mental Health Action Plan in countries. The theme for the Mental Health Forum this year was “Enhancing Country Action on Mental Health,”...
14 October 2019
Union for Mental Health of Russia has launched the Anti-Depression Mobile Application
The first Russian-language self-help mobile application, designed to combat depression and improve the quality of life, is developed by the Union for Mental Health of Russia in cooperation with the Union of Effective Psychologists. Anti-Depression Mobile Application follows the Anti-Panic and Anti-Panic Pro created before. Depression is a common disorder that affects millions...
10 October 2019
World Mental Health Day 2019: focus on suicide prevention
10 October 2019
Всемирный день охраны психического здоровья: Резолюция участников V Фестиваля реабилитационных программ “Другие?”
30 September 2019
V FESTIVAL OF REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS
FESTIVAL OF REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS is an annual project of the Union for Mental Health of Russia aimed at improving health and quality of life of people suffering from mental disorders through the development of the community-based system of rehabilitation services. The V Festival of Rehabilitation Programs for People...
12 September 2019
ART-EXHIBITION “NEW DIMENSIONS” in Kazan under the V Festival of Rehabilitation Programs for People with Special Mental Health Needs