WAPR Worldwide

WAPR is an international NGO, composed mainly by interdisciplinary mental health professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational-therapists, social educators, etc.) from all regions in the World.

MISSION AND GOALS.

The mission of the WAPR is the dissemination of principles and practices of psychosocial rehabilitation. 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. Within this broad frame of reference, the WAPR’s activities cover a number of areas:

  • promotion of national and international legislation, policies and programmes to meet the basic and special needs of people with a mental illness,
  • international exchange of experiences and best practices in the field of rehabilitation of mental disorders,
  • organization of training opportunities for health professionals, to introduce strategies for psychosocial rehabilitation in specialist and primary health care services,
  • consultation to local, national and international agencies to promote improved care,
    rehabilitation and services for people with a mental illness,
  • educational programmes to ensure maximum public, professional and government understanding of the needs and rights of people with disabling mental illnesses,
  • enhancement of the development and organization of consumers’ and families’ associations, and mutual and self-help groups of individuals and carers affected by disabling mental illnesses,
  • promotion of open dialogue among consumers, policy makers and professionals,
  • collaboration with the UN, the WHO and the International Labour Office, by supporting the strategies for the treatment and rehabilitation of people with a mental disability within a community-based care,
  • approach technical assistance to developing countries with regard to the funding and development of communitybased rehabilitation programs,
  • research on innovative approaches to the integrated care of people with mental disorders,
  • definition of standards, benchmarks and quality improvement tools in relation to community care.

As can be seen, the WAPR is at the same time a scientific society, a multi-disciplinary professional organisation and an advocacy group.

We will welcome everybody interested in fighting the disability related to mental disorders and raising the quality of life of people with mental illnesses.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE.

Currently, the WAPR has a 48-member International Board of Directors, which includes six past Presidents and a Regional Vice-President with one or more deputies for each of the six regions of the world, following the regional structure of the WHO. Moreover, the Board includes representatives of consumers, families and voluntary organisations, as well as permanent representatives located in Geneva and New York, to link with WHO and UN agencies. More than 40 national secretaries represent the same number of national chapters across the world.

Membership of the WAPR is open not only to mental health professionals but also to researchers of various disciplines, administrators, policy makers, consumers and their relatives, and advocacy associations. This is because the primary aim of the WAPR is to provide to all stakeholders a forum for the ongoing discussion of the relevant issues concerning the long-term care of people with mental disorders.

PUBLICATIONS.

The WAPR publishes a quarterly Bulletin. Marit Borg (Norway) is the main editor of WAPR bulletin, seconded by Tae-Yeon Wang (Rep. of Korea) and Ricardo Guinea (Spain). The latest copies of the Bulletins can be viewed at www.wapr.info. Local bulletins are published by several national branches, such as in Spain, South Africa and India. Meetings. The next WAPR world congress will be held in Madrid, Spain, in the spring of 2018.

OUR HISTORY.

The World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) was established in 1986 in France, when about 100 professionals from 35 countries met at its founding congress. This congress was preceded by an extensive international planning process, which began with the First World Congress on Rehabilitation for the Mentally Ill in Helsinki, in 1970. Subsequent meetings of key professionals and agency representatives from various countries, mainly supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Labour Office, resulted in the formation, in 1980, of a promoting group which planned, through its international secretariat, the foundation of the WAPR. Therefore, close links with the mental health programme of the WHO have been maintained by the WAPR since its beginnings. Dr Benedetto Saraceno, past director of the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, was President of the WAPR between 1993 and 1996.

WAPR has organized 13 World Congresses, one every three years, in all regions (Barcelona, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Paris, New York 2003, Athens 2006, Bangalore 2009, Milano 2012, Seoul 2015), and numberless national or regional conferences. WAPR also organizes trainings in collaboration with local partners. WAPR operates as technical advisor of local policymakers in mental health

The growth of the WAPR in the following years reflected the increasing importance of the prevention and reduction of social disability as a framework for the long-term community care of people with severe mental disorders. Today, the WAPR is recognised as a non-governmental organization with consultative status with the WHO, the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council, and the International Labour Office. Moreover, it also maintains relations with the European Commission and the African Rehabilitation Institute.

WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION (WAPR) BOARD 2015-2018

Executive Committee

PRESIDENT
Ricardo Guinea
presidency@wapr.info
guinea@rguinea.info
Hospital de Dia Madrid, C / Manuel Marañón, 4 – 28043 Madrid, Tel: + 34 649418963, + 34 91 7596692, skype: rguinea666
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Afzal Javed
afzal.javed@ntlworld.com
afzal@afzaljaved.co.uk
The Medical Centre, Manor Court Avenue, Nuneaton, CV11 5HX, United Kingdom Tel: +44 24 76382609, +44 24 76741716
PRESIDENT ELECT
T Murali (India)
muralithyloth@gmail.com
Prof. and Head Dep. of Psychiatry, M.S.Ramaiah Medical College and Hospitals, Bangalore 233, 2nd cross,12th Main, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034, India. Tel: 91-80-25501977, +91-9449523983
VICE PRESIDENT
Alberto Fergusson
afergusson@selfrehabilitation.org
Calle 86A #11A-96 Apt 201. Bogotà Colombia. Tel: 00 57 3114503605 (only text messages)
VICE PRESIDENT
V.K. Radhakrishnan
vkrcnk@gmail.com
WAPR “USHAKIRANA” 406-A/10, 7th Main II Block Jayanagar, Bangalore-560 011. Tel: 00 91 80 26575389
GENERAL SECRETARY
Solomon Rataemane (South Africa)
srataema@gmail.com
University of Limpopo (MEDUNSA), P O Box 32922 Constantia Park Pretoria 0010 South Africa. Tel: 00 27 8287 0074, 00 27 12998 5947
DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
Gabriele Rocca (Italy)
garocca@libero.it
Istituto Corberi, Via Monte Grappa, 19, LIMBIATE (MB) ITALY. Tel: 0039 02 994308624, 0039 3298985311
TREASURER
Carmen Ferrer (Spain)
cferrer@aragon.es
C/ Mariano Supervía 26. Zaragoza – 50006 SPAIN. Tel: 0034 976568127, 0034 976 331532
TREASURER
Marit Borg
marit.borg@hbv.no
University College of Southeast Norway, Department of Health Sciences, Box 7053 N-3007 Drammen.

Regional Vice presidents and Deputies EUROPE

EUROPE REG VP
Antonio Maone
maone@tin.it
EUROPE DEP. REG VP
Michael Sadre-Chirazi-Stark (Germany)
prof.stark@web.de
EUROPE DEP. REG VP
Shahid Quraishi (UK)
shahidquraishi@hotmail.com
EUROPE DEP. REG VP
Bernanrd Jacob (Belgium)
bernard.jacob@aigs.be
EUROPE REG. DEP. VP.
Germana Agnetti (Italy)
agnettig@gmail.com

Regional Vice presidents and Deputies AFRICA

AFRICA REG VP
Monique Mucheru (Kenya)
monique.mucheru@gmail.com
AFRICA DEP. REG VP
David M. Ndetei (Kenya)
davidndetei@amhf.or.ke
AFRICA DEP. REG VP
Peter Yaro (Ghana)
peter.yaro@basicneeds.org
AFRICA DEP. REG VP
Prof. Markos Tesfaye (Ethiopia)
tesmarkos@yahoo.com

Regional Vice presidents and Deputies AMERICA

AMERICA REG VP
Pedro Delgado (Brazil)
pedrogabrieldelgado@gmail.com
AMERICA DEP. REG VP
Anel García (Mexico)
ma_anel@yahoo.com.mx
AMERICA DEP. REG VP
Georgina Fumero (Costa Rica)
AMERICA DEP. REG VP
Alexander Sandy Smith
asmith@csac-vt.org

Regional Vice presidents and Deputies EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN REG VP
Medhat Elsabbahy (UAE)
medhatelsabbahy@gmail.com
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN DEP-REG VP
Nasar Sayeed Khan (Pakistan)
nasarsayeed@yahoo.com
EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN DEP-REG VP
Ibrahim Murad (Palestine)
murad.ibrahim@gmail.com

Regional Vice presidents and Deputies SOUTH EAST ASIA

SOUTH EAST ASIA REG VP
Pichet Udomratn (Thailand)
upichet@medicine.psu.ac.th
SOUTH EAST DEP. REG VP
Nirosha Mendis (Sri Lanka)
niroshamendis@yahoo.es
SOUTH EAST DEP. REG VP
Golam Rabbani (B’Desh)
rabbanigolam33@gmail.com
SOUTH EAST DEP. REG VP
Abu Bakar Kadir (Malaysia)
akzak82@gmail.com

Regional Vice presidents and Deputies WESTERN PACIFIC

WESTERN PACIFIC. REG VP
Harry Minas (Australia)
h.minas@unimelb.edu.au
WESTERN PACIFIC DEP. REG VP
N. Shinfuku (Japan)
shinfuku@seinan-gu.ac.jp
WESTERN PACIFIC DEP. REG VP
Eva Teng (Taiwan)
evateng73@gmail.com
WESTERN PACIFIC DEP. REG VP
JongGook Lee (Korea)
jonggooklee@gmail.com

Board Members

ESKO HANNINEN
Finland
hanninen.esko@gmail.com
IDA KOSZA
Hungary
kosza@galfi.hu
  RITA RONCONE
Italy
rita.roncone@cc.univaq.it
HENRIK WAHLBERG
Sweden
hwa.wpa@gmx.ch
NALAKA MENDIS
Sri Lanka
nalakam@gmail.com
MARIANNE FARKAS
USA
mfarkas@bu.edu
VICTORIA HUEHN
Canada
vhuehn@fcmhas.ca
PAOLA CAROZZA
Italy
paola.carozza@uni.net
RAVI SHANKAR RAO
India
rsrao@hotmail.com
MICHAELA AMERING
Austria
michaela.amering@meduniwien.ac.at
KHALID A MUFTI
Pakistan
kamufti2001@gmail.com
ANA PITTA
Brazil
ana.maria.pitta@gmail.com

Representatives of families

  FRANCISCO SARDINA VENTOSA
Spain
fsardina@fundacionmanantial.org
  CHRISTINE LINGJÆRDE
Norway
clingjaerde@gmail.com

Representatives of voluntary organisations

S IMRAN MURTAZA
Pakistan
imranpkk@hotmail.com
PANDU SETIAWAN
Indonesia
gpandu_stw@yahoo.com

Representatives of consumers

MAGDALENA KROSSGÅT
Norway
magdalena.krossgatt@nav.no
GUADALUPE MORALES CANO
Spain
gm@mundobipolar.org

Liaison to UN and its agencies

TAE-YEON HWANG.
Korea
lilymh@gmail.com
MARINA ECONOMOU
Greece
meconomou@otenet.gr

Past presidents

AFZAL JAVED
afzal.javed@ntlworld.com
GASTON HARNOIS
gaston.harnois@douglas.mcgill.ca
MARTIN GITTELMAN
martin.gittelman@nyumc.org
M PARAMESHVARA DEVA
parameshvara24@yahoo.com
BENEDETTO SARACENO
benedetto.saraceno@gmail.com
JACQUES DUBUIS
jacques.dubuis@wanadoo.fr
ZEBULON TAINTOR
taintz01@med.nyu.edu
ANGELO BARBATO
angelo.barbato@marionegri.it
MICHAEL MADIANOS
madianos@nurs.uoa.gr
LOURDES LADRIDO IGNACIO
lladridoignacio@gmail.com
OLIVER WILSON
olly_wilson@btinternet.com

WAPR Branches


 

COUNTRY

Branch representatives, National Secretaries, or contact persons.

1

Argentina Prof. Ignacio Brusco. Representative Argentina Branch.Facultad Medicina Universidad de Buenos Aires.

brusco@fibertel.com.ar

2

Armenia Armen Soghoyan (Contact person)aghoyan@yahoo.com

3

Australia and New Zealand WAPR-ANZDr. Russell D’Souza. President.

Northern Hospital Department of Research.

Epping, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

russell.f.dsouza@gmail.com

Umit Agis, Secretary General.

Austin Health.

Heidelberg, Melbourne. Victoria, Australia.

umit.agis@austin.org.au

4

Austria Dr. Marion KalousekSozialmedizinisches Zentrum Baumgartner Höhe. Otto Wagner Spital mit Pflegezentrum.

1145 Wien, Baumgartner Höhe 1. Austria. Tel. Nr.: +43 / 1 / 910 60 – 20108 oder 20101
Fax-Nr.: +43 / 1 / 910 60 – 20109. marion.kalousek@wienkav.at

5

Bangladesh Prof. Md. Golam Robbani. President.Deptt. of Child, Adolescentes and Family Psychiatry, NIMH. Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka – 1207, Bangladesh. Phone: +880-2-8620353 (Res.) 8801711 – 525343 (Mobile)

Dr. Nd. Tajun Islam. General Secretary.

Deptt. of Community and Social Psychiatry, HIMH.

Phone +880-2-8620353 (Res.) 01199-59837 (Res.) bap@agni.com

6

Botswana Dr. Paul Sidandi. Lobatse Mental Hospital. P.O. Box 126. Lobatse. Botswana.

Tel: +267 5330 267. Fax: +267 5332 174
paul.sidandi@it.bw

7

Brazil Ana Maria Fernandes Pitta.Rua Alagoinas, 231.

Rio Vermelho. CEP 41940-620

Salvador – Bahia

Brazil
Tel/Fax: +55 71 33348581Cell. 55 71 88810629
ana.maria.pitta@gmail.com

8

Canada Psychosocial Rehabilitation CanadaVicky Huehn. Executive Director. Frontenac Community Mental Health Services. President PSR/RPS Canada.
552 Princess Street. Kingston, Ontario K7L1C7vhuehm@fcmhs.ca

www.psrrpscanada.ca

Association Québecoise pour la Réadaptation Psychosociale

Esther Samson

184 Rue Racine, bureau 307. Québec, (Québec). Canada G2B 1E3.

Tel (418) 842-4004, #213

esamson.aqrp@qc.aira.com www.aqrp-sm.org

9

Denmark Danish Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitacion. Mogens Seider. President

Municipality of Høje Taastrup

Tel. +45 4031 0210

MogensSe@htk.dk

www.psykosocialrehabilitering.dk

Pernille Jensen. Vice President

Municipality of Gladsaxe

Tel. + 45 3957 4224

perjen@gladsaxe.dk

10

Ethiopia Marcos Tesfaye. (National Secretary)Head Department of Psychiatry.

College of Public Health and Medical Sciences. Jimma University.

P.O.Box 378 Jimma Ethiopia

Tel 251 471 119883 Fax 251 471 114484

markos.tesfaye@ju.edu.et

11

France E. Giraud Baro.Unité Danquin. Centre Hospitalier. BP100

38521 Saint Egréve Cedex.

Tel. +04.76.56.44.40 Fax +04.76.54.74

www.rehabilite.fr

12

Greece Maria Economou. President.meconomou@epipsi.gr

Alexandra Palli. Secretary.

13

Hungary Ida Kosza. 2013 Pomaz, PF 165. Hungary. Tel/Fax: +36 26 325 536. Fax: +36 26 525 631
drkoszaida@t-online.hu kosza@galfi.hu

14

India Thyloth Murali, MD, DOM (NIMHANS)Professor and Head Department of Psychiatry

M.S. Ramaiah Meedical College and Hospitals, Bangalore.

Prof and Head Dept Pssychiatryc and Neurological rehabilitacion NIMHANS

Honorary CEO Chitta Dhama HOme for persons with mental ilness who are homeless. Consultant in Psychiatry and Rehabilitacion, Health Foundation, Bangalore.

233, 2nd cross, 12th Mail, 4th Block, Koramangala, Bangalore 560034 INDIA

tel +91-80-25501977

Mobile + 91-9449523983

muralithyloth@gmail.com

V.K. Radhakrishnan

President of the WAPR Indian Chapter. India

Director CNK Hospital, Changanassery. Kerala.

Mob + 9947137860

vkrcnk@gmail.com

15

Indonesia Gpandu Setiawan (Contact)gpandu_stw@yahoo.com

16

Italy WAPR Italy: Dr. Edoardo Re (President)National Secretary
Via Fabio Filzi 47
20124 Milano
tel fax 0039 02 67072438
edoardo.re@ospedaleniguarda.itwww.wapr-italia.it

17

Israel ISPRA Israel Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.Oren Derhy.

oren@ispraisrael.org.il

www.ispraisrael.org.il

18

Jamaica Lorraine Barnaby16 Liguanea Terrace. Kingston 6. Jamaica.

lorainebarnaby@yahoo.com

19

Japan Kenichi HasegawaCharge of Public Relations Japanese Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Gunma Prefectural Psychiatric Medical Center2373 Kunisada Azuma-mura, Sawa-gun. Gunma-ken. 379-2221 Japan

HFH01003@nifty.ne.jp

20

Laos Manivone Thinkeo (National Secretary)mthinkeo@yahoo.com

21

Mexico Dra Anel GarciaPsicAnel@aol.com

22

Norway Audun Pedersen.Senior Advisor for Mental Health.

Department of Social Affairs, Housing and Local Development.

Municipality of Bergen. Bergen City Hall. 5020 Bergen

+ 47 5556 7457

+ 47 9779 8722 (Cell)

Audun.Pedersen@bergen.kommune.no

23

Pakistan Muhammad Nasar Sayeed Khan (National Secretary)Services Institute of Medical Sciences,

13-B Aibak block New Garden Town

Lahore . Pakistan

(+92) 42 5883382; Mobile: (+92) 300 8440242

naasarsayeed@yahoo.com

24

Philippines Lourdes Ladrido-Ignacio.Department of Psychiatry. College of Medicine. Unversity of the Philippines. P. Gil St, Manila. Philippines
Tel: +63 2 525 0803/ 525 1767. Tel/Fax: +63 2 371 3603
lladridoignacio@gmail.com

25

South Korea Lee, Myung-Soo MD,MPHSecretary General Korean Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (KAPR)

Director, Seoul Metropolitan Mental Health Center.

206 ILYANG B/D SF, Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea.

Tel: +82-2-3444-9934 (DIR 211); Fax: +82-10-3748-5593

mslee1010@gmail.com ; mslee1010@hanmail.net

26

Spain FEARP (WAPR Spain)Federación Española de Asociaciones de Rehabilitación Psicosocial. www.fearp.org

Jose Uriarte (President) jota.jota@telefonica.net

Ricardo Guinea (Delegate for International Issues)

Federación Española de Asociaciones de Rehabilitación Psicosocial (FEARP)

Hospital de dia Madrid. C/Manuel Marañon 4. 28043 Madrid. Spain

Tel: +34 91 759 66 92. Fax: +34 91 759 60 02

guinea@hdmadrid.org

AEN Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatria-Profesionales de Salud Mental.

Eudoxia Gay (President) Jose Carmona (Secretary General)

C/ Magallanes, 1 Sótano 2 local 4. 28015 Madrid
Tfno: (+34) 636.72.55.99 Fax: (+34) 91.847.31.82
aen@aen.es www.aen.es

27

Taiwan Taiwan Association of Psycho-Social Rehabilitaion.Wang, Jung Chang. (president)

4F.-No110, Sec 1, Hankou St. Zhonzhend Dist.

Taipei Taiwan.

++886 2-2371-0734

tapsr9973@gmail.com www.tapsr.url.tw

28

Thayland Pichet Udomratn, M.D.President, WAPR-Thailand Branch.

Prince of Songkla University. Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110

Thailand

Tel : (+66)-74-451351, (+66)-74-451352 Fax : (+66)-74-429922

upichet@medicine.psu.ac.th

29

Turkey Bulent Coskun (National Secretary)Psychiatry Department of Kocaeli University. Medical Faculty. PK 222 Izmit Kocaeli. Turkey 41 000
Tel: Office: +90 262 303 7506. Fax: +90 262 303 1013. 8bulentcoskun@gmail.com , bcoskun@isbank.net.tr

30

United Kingdom Dr. Shahid Quarishi.Lamont Clinic. Burnley Generaal Hospital. Casterton Avenue. Burnley. BB 10 2PQ. UK.

shahidquraishi@hotmail.com

31

United States of America Peter D. BeichmanPresident. American Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

New York USA

pbeitchman@thebridgeny.org