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A WPA Collaborating Centre is an entity designated as part of an international collaborative network and committed to conducting activities that support the WPA mission. The WPA Collaborating Centres (or hubs) have a major role in enabling the advancement of mental health for countries in their region or worldwide. They provide support in developing, delivering and sharing educational, research and publications expertise and resources, and policy and practice developments in the field of psychiatry. Their mission is be to enable countries in their region to develop, strengthen, and offer continuing support to develop human resources for mental health at all levels.

Below you can read the latest news from our Collaborating Centres from around the world.

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1. Cairo, Egypt

Contact: Tarek A. Okasha, Professor of Psychiatry

Email : tokasha@internetegypt.com tarek.okasha@gmail.com tarek.okasha@med.asu.edu.eg

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2. Oxford, UK

Contact: Dr Kamaldeep Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry

Email: kam.bhui@psych.ox.ac.uk

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Event: Webinar (A webinar in collaboration with CHiMES, University of Oxford, Dept. of Psychiatry and the World Psychiatric Association)

Theme: Faith-based adaptations to therapeutic interventions for depression

When: 25th January 2022, 11:00-12:00 GMT 

Summary:

  • Faith is a critical component of a truly personalised approach to mental health.

  • Values, concepts, and practices that are established in faith groups have correlates across a range of psychotherapeutic interventions.

  • Potential benefits of bridging faith and therapy include destigmatisation, easier accessibility and adherence to psychotherapy, together with stronger partnerships between clinicians and service users.

 

Speaker:

  • Gulamabbas Lakha takes a multi-disciplinary approach, having trained in psychology and neuroscience, as well as theology and history.

  • His research focus is on depression in the UK Muslim population, where he has observed these issues in his ministry, serving as a Shaykh.

Register now: Here

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3. Cape Town, South Africa

Contact: Dan J.Stein, Professor and Chair

Email: dan.stein@uct.ac.za

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WPA Collaborating Centre Lunch-Time Lecture (22nd February 2022)

Theme: Public mental health: The case, challenges and opportunities

Dr Jonathan Campion  FRCPsych outlined the broad impacts of mental disorder and wellbeing and summarised the evidence base for effective public mental health interventions. 

The recording can be viewed here

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4. Hong Kong, China

Contact: Linda Lam

Email: cwlam@cuhk.edu.hk

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6. Bengalore, India

Contact :

Director Office NIMHANS: dirstaff@nimhans.ac.in

Prof Pratima Murthy: pratimamurthy@gmail.com

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7. Naples, Italy

Contact: Mario Maj

Email: majmario@tin.it

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8. Sidra Medicine, Qatar

Contact: Professor Muhammad Waqar Azeem

Email: mazeem@sidra.org

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