The World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

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The WPA is psychiatry’s global association representing more than 140 psychiatric societies in 120 countries, and bringing together over 250,000 psychiatrists.  Established in 1950 as a strong and credible voice in the field of mental health, WPA promotes collaborative work in all areas of psychiatry through its 70+ scientific sections, education programs, publications and events.

WPA’s vision is a world in which people live in conditions that promote mental health and have access to mental health treatment and care that meet appropriate professional and ethical standards, integrate public health principles and respect human rights.  Find out more at