Working Group

Home / About Us / Action Plan 2020-2023/ Continuation work

Continuation and Completion of previous Action Plans Work

Each triennium, and in addition to WPA's overarching goals and the ongoing work of its various components, a number of projects and programs are initiated by the incoming President to support their Action Plan.  

The 2017-2020 term focused on:

  • WPA's contribution internationally to the representation, reputation, development and knowledge of psychiatry;

  • The development of operational, project-based work that focuses on critical mental health topics at a global level; and

  • Attracting new investment to support WPA's work, especially through partnerships and other relationships with organisations that share its objectives.


These three key objectives were realised through a number of programs and initiatives, some of which are highlighted below, all of which will continue development under the 2021-2023 Action Plan.  Click on the links below to read more.

  1. WPA Service Users and Family Carers’ Advisory Group

  2. WPA Program on Supporting Alternatives to Coercion in Mental Health Care

  3. The Lancet-WPA Commission on Depression

  4. WPA Website Upgrade

  5. WPA Education Portal

  6. WPA-citiesRISE Program

  7. WPA Meetings Program

  8. Advisory Committee on Response to Emergencies (ACRE)

About WPA
The WPA is the global association representing 145 psychiatric societies in 121 countries, and bringing together more than 250,000 psychiatrists.  It promotes collaborative work in psychiatry through its 70+ scientific sections, education programs, publications and events. 
Quick Links
Follow Us
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White YouTube Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
© 2019 WPA All Rights Reserved