The 9th World Congress on the Promotion of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental and Behavioural Disorders is being held in Columbia, South Carolina, September 9 - 11, 2015. Join your colleagues from all over the world to promote local change through global knowledge exchange!
The Call for Papers is now open!
The deadline for submitting your proposal is March 20, 2015!
Information on the conference can be found on the Congress website.
To register, click here.
Questions about the conference can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why you should get involved in this global network
Addressing mental wellbeing is an urgent public health concern and the need for the promotion of mental wellbeing has now become a feature of government policy within many countries around the world although this has not translated into investment and action. During the last decade we have seen rapid improvements in the field but if we are to develop new and innovative policies and programmes for a 21st century approach to mental wellbeing we need to:
- collaborate on the development of new knowledge and the implementation of programmes and strategies;
- share information about on-
going research and successful programmes, policies and organisational models;
- facilitate a more integrated approach between treatment/prevention of mental disorder and promotion of mental wellbeing;
- make the most effective use of scarce resources to implement effective programmes and strategies;
- enhance investment in mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention;
- establish networks and collaboration between the different stakeholders engaged in the promotion of mental wellbeing as well as prevention of mental disorder.
The South Carolina Congress
The 9th World Congress provides the opportunity for delegates to address these issues by engaging with international leaders and experts from a wide range of related disciplines to:
- explore how effective partnership working can assist in disseminating and promoting effective public mental health strategies;
- help the promotion of mental wellbeing to take its rightful place on the health and social care, economic, cultural and political agendas;
- effectively use the global knowledge gained and connections made at the conference to promote change in participants’ local communities
Participants are therefore invited from:
- policy makers and policy administrators in local/national government;
- professionals and clinicians in health and social care;
- service users and carers;
- researchers and scientists;
- representatives from institutional settings including political, education, health and community care, legal and judicial and employment.
- The Seventh World Conference (The 21st Century Approach to Mental Health) was held in Perth, Australia, in 2012 and the Conference Handbook, including the abstracts of presentations, can be downloaded in pdf format here .
- The Eighth World Congress (Mental Wellbeing in All Policies), was held in London, England, in 2014 and the Conference Handbook, including the abstracts of presentations, can be downloaded in pdf format here .