WAPR e-bulletin

Editorial team 

Chief editor

Marit Borg, Professor emerita, University of South-Eastern Norway. Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Department of Health-, Social and Welfare studies. Box 7053. 3007 Drammen. Norway.



Michalis Lavdas, PhD Research Fellow, Society and Workplace Diversity Research Group, Department of Psychosocial Sciences, University of Bergen

Tel: (0047) 40 59 83 67


Esther Ogundipe, Lecturer at University of Stavanger (UiS) / PhD University of South East Norway (USN)



Anneliese de Wet, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Boston University


Editorial adviser

Ricardo GuineaRicardo Guinea, MD.

Psychotherapist (ICOMEM), Immediate Past President WAPR, Past President FEARP (Spanish Federation for Psychosocial Rehabilitation), Clinical Coordinator Hospital de Dia Madrid.

Hospital del dia Madrid. Manuel Marañon 4. 28043 Madrid – Spain
Tel: +34 91 759 66 92, Fax: +34 91 759 60 02

Editorial adviser

Tae-YeonTae-Yeon Hwang
WHO Collaborating Centre. Yongin Mental Hospital
4 Sangha Ri, Kusung Eub. Yongin City, Kyunggi Province Korea 449-769
Tel: +82 31 288 0206 Mobile +82 11 335 7219

Editorial adviser

Barbara DavanzoBarbara Davanzo

Researcher and leader of the laboratory of Epidemiology and Social Psychiatry at the IRCCS Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, in Milan, Italy. She is the national secretary of the Italian WAPR Branch.


Editorial adviser

Michaela AmeringMichaela Amering

Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna. She has engagement in international organisations such as WPA, EPA, WASP and WAPR, where she co-chairs a Task Force on Ethics and Human Rights.


Editorial adviser

Peter YaroPeter Yaro

Degree in Sociology and two masters degrees, one in Adult Education and an International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services. He is working with BasicNeeds (www.basicneeds.org / www.basicneedsghana.org ) in Ghana.


Editorial adviser

Pedro GG DelgadoPedro GG Delgado

Professor in psychiatry and works at the Instituto de Psiquiatria Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


WARP Bulletin

WAPR Bulletin is together with the website the major source of communication in our worldwide network. Here we can exchange information, present new ideas for practice development, inspire each other in ways of involving service users and family members both in WAPR activities and in local projects, encourage the establishment of new branches and together promote psychosocial rehabilitation around the world.

In order to strengthen our WAPR network we will publish two Bulletins every year; in June and November.

There will be four sections:

  • Message by the president
  • Editorial (Invited from Board members and other experts in the area)
  • Articles
  • Reports from branches about activities, conferences and meetings
  • Upcoming meetings and announcements

We strongly encourage Regional Vice-residents and deputies regularly to provide reports from their regions as well as relevant articles. Brief editorial guidelines follow below. In order to have a dynamic and inspiring Bulletin we must act as a worldwide team.

Autor Guidelines

Articles: We invite you to send us articles focusing on various aspects of psychosocial rehabilitation.  The Bulletin is not practicing peer-review. Length: not more than 3000 words.

Reports: We welcome reports from the various activities of the branches. We suggest writing in a narrative style suitable for publishing.

Meetings and announcements: We invite you to inform about upcoming events in the various branches both on the website and in the Bulletin. Please be aware of publishing times.

Language and photos: The language of publication is English. Authors having English as a second language must have the manuscript edited by an English-speaking person before submission.

We would like photos related to all the manuscripts.

Deadlines and submitting:

WAPR Bulletin 1-2023: 1. May 2023

WAPR Bulletin 2-2023: 1. November 2023

Download the updated guidelines here

Manuscripts are submitted to Editor Marit Borg: marit.borg@usn.no

The editorial committee looks forward to working together with you!

Find the issues published so far here:

Issues (37 to 42)

Issues (43 to 48)