The Stigma Section of the World Psychiatric Association—through its network of international members--engages in scholarly, scientific, and public health activities designed to reduce prejudice and discrimination because of mental disorders and improve social inclusion for people with mental illness and their families. More specifically the Stigma Section:
Disseminates information about stigma and discrimination because of mental disorders through academic and technical publications, and through symposia and courses offered at WPA regional meetings and congresses.
Advances scientific knowledge about stigma through collaborative research and evaluation and;
Provides training opportunities to support the development of effective programs to fight stigma and discrimination because of mental disorders.
Professor of Community Psychiatry, Health Service and Population Research Department
Address: Health Service and Population Research Department, King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AF
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 0736
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7277 1462
Address: Association fort he Improvement of Mental health Programmes,
14 chemin Colladon,
1209 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 79 220 0657
Address: Section Public Mental Health
Department of Psychiatry II, Ulm University
89073 Ulm, Germany
Phone: +49 731 500-62300