In addition to our Founding Members, membership is also open to members of the public, mental health professionals and policy makers who share the mission of the World Dignity Project which is to:
‘Fight for mental health and well-being for all with equality of treatment and dignity in patient experience as a basic human right.’
Members will come from the following regions
- The Americas
- South-East Asia
- Eastern Mediterranean
- Western Pacific
These are individuals who are interested in advancing the mission and goals of the World Dignity Project and approved by the Executive of the World Dignity Project and there will be an annual subscription fee
These are national or international organizations who are concerned with the promotion of mental health wellbeing and dignity of experience that the Executive Committee has approved for membership and there will be an annual subscription fee.
These are individuals and institutions who have been identified by the World Dignity Project for their outstanding work in fighting for mental health and well-being for all with equality of treatment and dignity in patient experience
These are the individuals and institutions who founded the World Dignity project in 2014
Rights and responsibilities of Members
All members in good standing may participate in all World Dignity Project activities, have voting rights in the General Assembly and are eligible to have access to any elected position within the framework of the By-Laws and procedures determined by the World Dignity Project governing bodies.
Members have the responsibility to contribute to the advancement of the World Dignity Project by paying prescribed dues and conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the World Dignity Project By-Laws.
Application for Membership
An application to become a member shall be made through a form approved by the Executive Committee. Depending on the type of membership, applications are approved by the Executive Committee alone or in consultation with the Trustees. Annual Membership dues are set by the Executive Committee in consultation with the Trustees.
Resignation and withdrawal of Membership
Members may resign or withdraw from the WDP by submitting a written resignation by post or electronically to the President.
Suspension and Termination of Membership
Membership may be suspended or terminated (depending on the severity of the offense) by the Trustees or by the Executive Committee in consultation with the Trustees, for conduct detrimental to the interests and purposes of the World Dignity Project, for the adoption of policies antithetical to the WDP By-Laws, or for non-payment of dues. The members involved may request in writing reconsideration of suspension or termination decisions and may request a hearing on their cases.