About WAPR

WAPR is an international NGO, composed mainly by interdisciplinary mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational-therapists, social educators, etc.), and also with people with service user and family member experiences, from all regions in the World.

Mission and goals

The mission of the WAPR is the dissemination of principles and practices of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Service user and family member-experiences are valued as important knowledge bases. In the WHO/WAPR consensus statement jointly endorsed in 1996, psychosocial rehabilitation is defined as a process that facilitates the opportunity for individuals impaired, disabled or handicapped by a mental disorder to reach their optimal level of functioning in the community. It implies both improving individuals’ competencies and introducing environmental changes in order to improve their quality of life.

Upcoming WAPR Board Meeting (18/2/2022)

The next WAPR Board Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 15th of February, 2022, at 18:30 Indian Standard Time. Zoom link pending.

Bids are invited for the 15th World Congress of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 2024.

Find here the WAPR World Congress 2024 Bid Form along with the instructions to fill out (click to download). Last date accepting the bid is February 15th, 2022.

WAPR World Congress

The next WAPR World Congress location will be Abu Dhabi from 09-11 December 2021.

Download the full conference programme here and see also for registration information.

Here you can also find the full agenda of the World Conference of WAPR.

Special newsletter

A publication that looks at life during these tough time as we deal with coronavirus.


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