The World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) was founded in 1964 at London, and its head office is registered at Paris. Some of its main objectives as stated in our statutes are :
(i) to promote greater understanding of the interactions between individuals and their physical and human environment (including their society and culture), and the impact of these interactions on the clinical expression, treatment of mental and behavioral problems, and disorders and their prevention;
(ii) to promote mental health through education of health workers, policy makers and decision makers, and the community at large;
(iii) to promote national and international collaboration among professionals and societies in social psychiatry and related disciplines; and
(iv) to carry out or promote research that can facilitate the understanding of the interaction between social factors, psychological functioning, and mental health or illness.
THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF WASP : http://www.worldsocpsychiatry.org/currentissue.asp?sabs=n