WAPR is an international NGO, composed mainly by interdisciplinary mental health professionals and also with people with service user and family member experiences, from all regions in the World.

WAPR Action Plan

The involvement of people with lived experiences and their families in mental health services is a qualifying aspect of the WAPR’s activities that should go beyond social protection and the recognition of fundamental rights. People experiencing disabilities are usually protected and cared for, but must become rights holders in order to ensure their social inclusion, as well as their access to high-level social and health services.

Involving people with lived experiences is a necessary step toward allowing their greater participation in all aspects of healthcare. There is a need for real acknowledgement of lived experiences as an equal knowledge base in mental health. The result would be improved treatment outcomes and more appropriate services that adequately respond to peoples’ needs.

Mission and Goals

Our History

WAPR Action Plan

Our source of communication


WAPR Bulletin. Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Worldwide, 52

Download here articles of the Bulletin separately (pdf). Section: Articles Supported Education from a European perspective: The development of a toolkit for professionals working with students with mental health conditions. Jacomijn Hofstra, and Lies Korevaar....

WAPR Bulletin; Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Worldwide, 51

Download here articles of the Bulletin separately (pdf). Section: Articles Strengthening the call to involve mental health care service users and their families in psychosocial rehabilitation programmes. Claudia Sartor. A long-lasting and recovery-oriented experience...

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News & Events

Next Board Meeting

Date and Time: 12 June 2024, 14:30 (CEST) Agenda will follow... Dr. Gabriele Rocca WAPR President

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Election Process and WAPR Board Meetings 2022

Next Board Meeting, 7 May 2022, 3 pm CEST Click here to see the agenda WAPR Board 2022-2025 Click here to read more (Updated) Bids are invited for the 15th World Congress of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 2025(tbc). Find here the WAPR World...

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WAPR Human Rights Committee

We have had our first meeting in the reorganized human rights committee, that Michaela Amering will continue to chair. Members at the meeting were: Gabriele Rocca, Murali Thyloth, Marit Borg, Guadalupe Morales, Solange De Vidts, Errico Landi, V. K. Radhakrishnan &...

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