The World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) has become an official partner of the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century.
About the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation
It is an international non-governmental organization, composed mainly by interdisciplinary mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational-therapists, social educators and etc.) from all regions in the World.
The World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation was established in 1986 in France, when about 100 professionals from 35 countries met at its founding congress. This congress was preceded by an extensive international planning process, which began with the First World Congress on Rehabilitation for Mentally Ill in Helsinki, in 1970. The current President of the Association is Dr. Afzal Javed.
The mission of the WAPR is the dissemination of principles and practices of psychosocial rehabilitation. To provide to all stakeholders a forum for the ongoing discussion of the relevant issues concerning the long-term care of people with mental disorders. It is at the same time a scientific society, a multi-disciplinary professional organization and an advocacy group.
WAPR has organized 12 World Congresses, one every three years, in all regions (Barcelona, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Paris, New York, etc.) and numberless national or regional conferences. It is also organized trainings in collaboration with local partners, operates as technical advisor or local policymakers in mental health.
More than 40 national secretaries represent the same number of national chapters across the world. Membership of the WAPR is open not only to mental health professionals but also to researchers of various disciplines, administrators, policy makers, consumers and their relatives, and advocacy associations.
WAPR Web-site: www. wapr.info
Please visit the Congress’s website to access online registration for the congress program, including detailed information and registration options: www.mental-health-congress.ru/en/