Dear colleague;

We are proud to announce that the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) is organising the XIII WAPR World Congress ”Recovery, Citizenship, Human Rights; Reviewing consensus”, which will be held from 5th to 7th July 2018 in the Municipal Conference Centre of Madrid, Spain. We will have the honour of being the meeting point of many professionals during those days in order to further our knowledge in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation of persons with mental illness.

WAPR is an international NGO, with representation in more that 40 countries from all continents, composed mainly by interdisciplinary mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational-therapists, social educators, etc.) WAPR’s principles include the interest of maintaining a fluid open dialogue with service users and the families movement.

The mission of WAPR is the dissemination of principles and practices of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery in mental health. That means: access to appropriate treatments and programmes aimed to provide opportunities for people with disabilities due to mental health problems to develop an inclusive life in the community, with treatment, job, housing and social participation.

We have developed a scientific programme including many prestigious national and international professionals from the Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Community Mental Health field. We intend that scientific accuracy merges with the diversity and dynamism needed in psychosocial interventions in our field. We believe that the speakers of the 13th WAPR World Congress will maintain the high standards reached in previous editions.

The congress will be held in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid, with its elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks, which together with the cultural activities and fine cuisine it offers, will contribute to a pleasant stay for our delegates in the capital city.

You can find more information on the official website of the Congress: https://wapr2018madrid.com

Looking forward to sharing with you these fruitful days of science and participation Madrid.

Kind regards,

Ricardo Guinea Roca
President WAPR. Spain
President of the XIII WAPR World Congress

Murali Thytloth
President Elect WAPR. India
Vicepresident of the XIII WAPR World Congress

Jaime A Fernandez
President FEARP
Vicepresident of the XIII WAPR World Congress

Mikel Munarriz
President AEN-Mental Health Professionals
Vicepresident of the XIII WAPR World Congress