Recovery from mental illness: challenges and solutions from across the globe - WASP/RCPsych World Congress


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Location In-person (RCPsych)/Live Stream
CPD This event offers a maximum of 18 CPD points or 18 hours of educational content when attended in full. Those on the College's CPD programme able to claim 1 CPD point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval.
In person (senior doctor) Country Band A£500
In person (senior doctor) Country Band B£450
In person (senior doctor) Country Band C & D£400
In person (trainee, service user, voluntary sector, non-medical staff) Country Band A£400
In person (trainee, service user, voluntary sector, non-medical staff) Country Band B£350
In person (trainee, service user, voluntary sector, non-medical staff) Country Band C & D£300
Livestream (all categories) Country Band A£200
Livestream (all categories) Country Band B£100
Livestream (all categories) Country Band C & D£50

Event Information

We are delighted to host the Joint World Congress of the RCPsych Rehabilitation and Social Psychiatry Faculty and the World Association of Social Psychiatry (WASP) at the College in January 2023.

This conference is offered in an innovative format, with both in-person and virtual (online) attendance possible. We hope this will widen access to those who might not be able to travel and reduce costs for others.
Register now to join delegates from all over the world and benefit from the perfect opportunity to enhance your professional development, improve your practice and enjoy a stimulating exchange of ideas and knowledge.

This WASP World Congress returns to London for the first time since 2014 with a theme of Recovery from mental illness: challenges and solutions from across the globe and a scientific programme that will explore a range of social factors in mental health, recovery and rehabilitation, amplify lived experience, equality and diversity, tackling stigma and discrimination, and advances in care models and interventions.

The programme offers an exciting range of high-quality symposia covering all aspects of mental health and delegates will be able to enjoy each and every parallel session. Whether you come to London or join us online, you will have access to the recordings of all lectures for two months after the event. Some of the world’s most eminent psychiatrists will be speaking at the event, including Professor Michael Marmot, Professor Marianne Kaastrup, Professor Dinesh Bhugra, Dr Adrian James, Professor Helen Killaspy and so many others.

This event offers over 50 hours of educational content. For the College's CPD purposes, the normal daily limits will apply - i.e., you can claim a maximum of 6CPD points per day (18 CPD points when attended in full). However, please note the delegates will have access to all this content for two months post event. 

If you are watching content on-demand outside of the conference dates, you can also claim this as CPD. This is still limited to no more than 6 hours a day and subject to peer group approval. The attendance certificate provided by the College will only mention the conference dates (16-18 January). Any CPD claimed must be approved by your peer group and we would recommend the use of a reflective note as a part of this process.

The call for Fellowships has closed.

Fees for this event are determined by career status (senior doctor/subsidised) and country band. Subsidised rate includes the following: trainee, service user, voluntary sector and non-medical staff.

Please only select one fee from the booking options based on your career status and country band.

All fees are for the whole conference only, no individual day bookings permitted.

Please note: both in-person and livestream booking options include the on demand recordings.

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The call for posters is now closed.

View biographies from our speakers.

The call for session abstracts has closed.

Registration for this event has now closed. If you are attending in-person we would welcome you to turn up at the venue on Monday 16 January and book your place in-person.

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.

Please note that you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements for this event. View our accommodation list to view a range of accommodation options within walking distance of the College.

If you wish to pay by BACS, please complete and return the registration form and send to* We are unable to reserve places until payment is made.

We can also take payment by credit/debit card over the phone. Please call the Events Team on 020 8618 4150 to do so.

Please note, that all prices are in pound sterling. If you are making an international payment, please ensure that you cover the exchange rate. You will also be required to cover any international banking charge.

*the last date that we are able to receive a BACS payment is Wednesday 11 January 2023.

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: WASP Congress Team

Event Location

Location: In-person (RCPsych)/Live Stream