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World Federation for Mental Health World Mental Health Day Theme

Dear WFMH Members, Mental Health Advocates and Supporters, Re: World Federation for Mental Health World Mental Health Day Theme 10 October 2022: Make Mental Health & Well-Being for All a Global Priority I am following up on the announcement by WFMH President, Dr Nasser Loza to invite you to participate in this year’s World Mental health Day 2022 campaign on 10 October. I also want to say...

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Congress News Flash

As Joint Chair of the Congress Steering Committee, I look forward to welcoming you in person and online to the 23rd WFMH World Congress being held in collaboration with the World Dignity Project in London from 28th June to 1st July 2022. Our Committees and the Technical Secretariat have been working hard to make this a memorable event for all of you. We are very excited about our partnership...

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Proceedings of the 23rd World Federation for Mental Health Congress will be published in Alpha Psychiatry!

Alpha Psychiatry is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality publications of scientific and clinical significance on all areas of psychiatry, basic and clinical neuroscience, and behavioral sciences. The journal is currently indexed in major databases, including Science Citation Index Expanded (Impact Factor: 0.518), PubMed Central, and Scopus (Cite score: 0.5). The target...

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Appointment of WFMH Secretary General

Congratulations to World Dignity Project President, Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro, on his appointment as Secretary General of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). WFMH, a global NGO, was founded in 1948 to improve awareness and remove prejudice about mental disorders, and its values our closely aligned with ours. Professor Ivbijaro is a past President of WFMH. Read More

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Nominate Your Mental Health Champion

To highlight the importance of dignity to those living with a mental health condition, the World Dignity Project will honor individuals and institutions that are making an outstanding contribution to fight for mental health and well-being for all, with equality of treatment and dignity in experience. Download Flyer

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Honorary Fellowship Honor

The World Dignity Project's founder, Gabriel Ivbijaro, was humbled and delighted to be awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP), their highest honour. This honour would not have been possible without the support of his family, teachers, mentors and all the global mental health advocates who have collaborated with him on his journey. We are excited to...

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Now Available: Primary Care Mental Health in Older People

This book is a practical resource that will support the delivery of holistic mental health interventions in the primary and community care setting for older people. Primary care delivery is discussed in relation to both functional mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and psychotic and personality disorders, and acquired organic mental disorders of old age, such as dementia,...

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WPA Press Release

The World Dignity Project is presenting a scientific symposium at the World Psychiatric Association Conference in Lisbon on August 24th, 2019 (  Colleagues will present original data and research on the following topics: Mental Health Stigma: the evidence. (Professor Lucja Kolkiewicz)Creating a Voice for Dignity in Mental Health (Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro)A...

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Bringing Dignity to Mental Health

Professor Gabriel Ivbijaro was a guest speaker at the first World Happiness Virtual Agora on March 18th , speaking about ‘Bringing Dignity to Mental Health’. He highlighted global initiatives to promote dignity in mental health and remove stigma, so that no one need be ashamed to talk about their mental distress.

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