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'There is no mental health care without human rights' webinar is now available

'There is no mental health care without human rights' webinar is now available on the WPA Education Portal


Part of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Webinar Series, the 'There is no mental health care without human rights' webinar took place on Tuesday 23rd May at 10am GMT.





In mental health care, integrating the principles of inclusion, empowerment, and destigmatisation, while eradicating discrimination against individuals seeking treatment for their mental health conditions, significantly enhances their recovery and personal growth as active members of society. Throughout mental health services, the fundamental tenets of human rights permeate every stage of the process. Demonstrating empathy, fostering effective communication, providing accurate information, and upholding the dignity of those in need of assistance are inherent components of exemplary mental health care. However, it is imperative to acknowledge that human rights violations persist and require intensified efforts to foster their promotion and guarantee.


Organised by Guadalupe Morales Cano, this webinar takes a practical approach into this significant subject matter from multiple perspectives. The webinar features first-hand accounts from various individuals, including someone who has personally experienced mental health challenges, a family member directly impacted by such issues, and a psychiatrist specialising in the field.


Webinar Programme:


Prof. Afzal Javed

WPA promoting partnerships with Service Users and Family Carers


Prof. Dr. Michaela Amering, Germany

WPA Action Plan Working Group on Developing Partnerships with Service Users and Family Carers


Ms. Guadalupe Morales Cano

Meaningful involvement in MH. Nothing about us without us!


Prof. Dr. John Allan

Good Practice on Involvement in Mental Health of Users in Australia


Prof. Martha Savage

A mother's perspective on human rights and coercion in psychiatric care


Dr. Maria Rodrigues

Preliminary Results of the Survey Users/Carers Group on Alternatives to Coercion


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: education@wpanet.org


Author: WPA Education Coordinator




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