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Position Statements

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Please click a link below to see the relevant WPA Position Statement. The link will open in this window as a PDF which you will then be able to download.

* The below documents were approved at the General Assembly in Vienna on 30 September 2023

​Position Statements:

  1. WPA Position Statement on Covid and Migrant Refugees

  2. WPA Position Statement on Gender Identify and Same Sex Orientation, Attraction and Behaviours

  3. WPA Position Statement on High Quality Post Graduate Training in Psychiatry

  4. WPA Position Statement on Implementing Alternatives to Coercion

  5. WPA Position Statement on Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Violence against Women

  6. WPA Position Statement on Mental Health in the Workplace

  7. WPA Position Statement on Perinatal Mental Health

  8. WPA Position Statement on COVID-19 and Psychiatrists’ Responsibility

  9. WPA Position Statement on Partnership with Users and Carers

  10. WPA Position Statement on Promotion of Psychiatry among Medical Students

  11. WPA Position Statement on The Relationship between Psychiatrists and the Pharmaceutical Industry

  12. WPA Position Statement on The Use and Safety of Electroconvulsive Therapy

  13. WPA Position Statement on Human Rights of Older Persons with Mental Health Conditions

  14. WPA Position Statement on Public Mental Health

  15. WPA Position Statement on Social Justice for Persons with Mental Illness

  16. WPA Position Statement on Spirituality and Religion in Psychiatry

  17. WPA Position Statement on The Rights of People with Intellectual Disability

  18. WPA Position Statement on Global Digitalization in Mental Health Care

  19.  WPA Position Statement on Mental Health and the Death Penalty

  20. WPA Position Statement on WPA Position Statement on Migration, Forced Displacement and Mental Health

Discussion Documents

1. WPA Discussion Document on Geopsychiatry; climate change and geopolitical determinants of mental health

2. WPA Discussion document on Migration and Mental Health  The Perspectives from Geopsychiatry

* The below documents were approved at the General Assembly in 2019

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