Prof. Rachid Bennegadi
World Association of Social Psychiatry
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 and we would like to propose it 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.
- 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 (2020-2021)
Notices & Events
Prof. Julian Paul Leff (1938-2021)
III Congress on Mental Health: 8-10 October, 2021
The Journal: World Social Psychiatry (WSP)
The WASP, under President Roy Abraham Kallivayalil (2016-2019), started its official scientific journal in 2019, with the inaugural issue released at the 23rd World Congress of Social Psychiatry, Romania, 2019.
The journal is peer-reviewed, publishes three issues a year, and encourages high-quality work in the realms of social, and cultural aspects of psychiatry and related areas. The journal is registered with Baidu Scholar, CNKI, EBSCO Databases, Ex Libris – Primo Central, Google Scholar, Hinari, Infotrieve, ProQuest, TdNet, & Wanfang Data.
FAST (Fight Against STigma)
In 2008, the World Association of Social Psychiatry joined forces with Sanofi Global Health and the Institute of Epidemiology and Tropical Neurology to promote access to healthcare for patients with mental disorders or epilepsy in LMICs. The FAST (Fight Against STigma) Program aims at tackling the challenges of access & insufficient specialized human resources & focusses on inadequate training of primary care workers, reducion in stigma and discrimination… more