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.
WAPR World Congress UPDATE
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.
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