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Promoting collaboration, knowledge and  practice of Social Psychiatry.

Advancing physical, social and philosophic well-being of mankind.

Welcome by Prof Rachid Bennegadi, President:

“It is my great pleasure to write to you as the WASP President. Let me appreciate the tremendous leadership provided by our Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil as  President during 2016-19. We will continue the excellent work initiated by him, while charting out some new areas of activities as well. “Mental Health in a Global World “is our objective we would like to propose for the next triennium. It underlines the importance of not only mental health but also of a society which should evaluate the impact of social and cultural determinants and propose to mental health professionals an ethical context to overcome all the risks of stigmatization and exclusion.. Let me look forward to your support, co-operation and guidance.


Prof Rachid Bennegadi
President,World Association of Social Psychiatry

Purpose :

The purpose of the WASP is as follows, and as is defined in the constitution:

  • To study the nature of man and his cultures and the prevention and treatment of his vicissitudes and behavioral disorders.
  • To promote national and international collaboration among professionals and societies in fields related to Social Psychiatry.
  • To make the knowledge and practice of Social Psychiatry available to other sciences and to the public, and
  • To advance the whole health and wellbeing of humankind.

WASP Executive Committee 

Rachid Bennegadi (France)

(President )
digaben@gmail.com

Vincenzo Di Nicola

(President Elect)
MPhil, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DFAPA
vincenzodinicola@gmail.com

Rakesh K Chadda

(Secretary General)

MBBS, MD, FAMS, FRCPsych, DFAPA

drrakeshchadda@gmail.com

Andrew Molodynski

(Treasurer)

Andrew.Molodynski@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

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Rachid Bennegadi

President

First of all, I would like to thank the worldwide membership of the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) and the member societies for bestowing on me the office of the Secretary General. It will be my endeaviour to do full justice to the position of the Secretary General 

It gives me immense pleasure in welcoming you to the new website of the WASP.  The WASP is now in its 6th decade of existence and has an excellent record of growth and accomplishments.  The WASP is the only international organization at the forefront of social psychiatry and has its presence all across the world with 27 member societies and 12 specialty sections.   

We have attempted to include most of the relevant information about the WASP, its history, statutes, declarations, newsletters, past conferences and upcoming events, member societies, specialty sections and a link to the WASP Journal. It includes contact details of the office bearers. We have also included some photographs of some recent world congresses of the WASP.

We will keep on updating the website and look forward to suggestions from all with interest in social psychiatry.

Rakesh K Chadda

Secretary General
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Promoting collaboration, knowledge and  practice of Social Psychiatry.

Advancing physical, social and philosophic well-being of mankind.

Welcome by Prof Rachid Bennegadi, President:

“It is my great pleasure to write to you as the WASP President. Let me appreciate the tremendous leadership provided by our Prof Roy Abraham Kallivayalil as  President during 2016-19. We will continue the excellent work initiated by him, while charting out some new areas of activities as well. “Mental Health in a Global World “is our objective we would like to propose for the next triennium. It underlines the importance of not only mental health but also of a society which should evaluate the impact of social and cultural determinants and propose to mental health professionals an ethical context to overcome all the risks of stigmatization and exclusion.. Let me look forward to your support, co-operation and guidance.


Prof Rachid Bennegadi
President,World Association of Social Psychiatry

Purpose :

The purpose of the WASP is as follows, and as is defined in the constitution:

  • To study the nature of man and his cultures and the prevention and treatment of his vicissitudes and behavioral disorders.
  • To promote national and international collaboration among professionals and societies in fields related to Social Psychiatry.
  • To make the knowledge and practice of Social Psychiatry available to other sciences and to the public, and
  • To advance the whole health and wellbeing of humankind.

WASP Executive Committee 

Rachid Bennegadi (France)

(President )
digaben@gmail.com

Rakesh K Chadda

(Secretary General)

MBBS, MD, FAMS, FRCPsych, DFAPA

drrakeshchadda@gmail.com

Vincenzo Di Nicola

(President Elect)
MPhil, MD, PhD, FRCPC, DFAPA
vincenzodinicola@gmail.com

Andrew Molodynski

(Treasurer)

Andrew.Molodynski@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk

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Rachid Bennegadi

President

Rakesh K Chadda

Secretary General