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The new “Racism and discrimination" webinar is now available on the WPA Educational Portal

The new “Racism and discrimination in mental health care of migrants, refugees and forcibly displaced people” webinar is now available on the WPA Education Portal

Ethnic minority groups across the world face social and psychological challenges linked to their minority status, often involving racial discrimination. Racial discrimination is increasingly recognized as an important contributing factor to health disparities among non-dominant ethnic minorities. A growing body of literature has recognised these health disparities and has investigated the relationship between racial discrimination and poor health outcomes.

Part of the World Psychiatric Association Webinar Series, the 'Racism and discrimination in mental health care of migrants, refugees and forcibly displaced people' webinar took place on Tuesday 18th April at 12pm GMT. The webinar was delivered by 4 highly acclaimed experts in mental health who address this important area from different perspectives:

Dinesh Bhugra, UK:

Overview of current research on racism and discrimination against migrants, refugees and forcibly displaced people

Andreas Heinz, Germany

The role of genetics in the concept of “race” and racism

Laurence Kirmayer, Canada

Impact of racism and discrimination on the mental health of migrants, refugees and forcibly displaced people

Rwanda Gaffaz, Lybia

How to deal with growing racism and discrimination – Is there a way out?

This webinar was an activity of the Working Group on “Improving Mental Health Care for Migrants and Refugees”.

A recording of the webinar is now available for viewing on WPA’s Education Portal here.

This webinar was made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Viatris. The sponsor had no influence on the design and development of the programme or any associated materials.

Those who view the webinar will be able to download the WPA CPD Certificate and associated CPD points for this webinar via the WPA's Education Portal.

For any queries relating to this education module or the WPA Education Portal in general, please contact

Author: WPA Education Coordinator



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