Joint Congress of the World Association of Social Psychiatry and the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2023


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Location In-person (RCPsych)/Live Stream
CPD up to 6 CPD points per day, subject to peer group approval
Joint Congress of the World Association of Social Psychiatry and the Faculty of Rehabilitation and Social, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2023

Event Information


The World Association of Social Psychiatry and the Royal College of Psychiatrists of Great Britain are delighted to invite you to our second joint congress, taking place in person in London and online on the above dates.

People working in, using, and researching mental health services from all over the world will gather in this great city to consider the key issues facing contemporary mental health care in these unprecedented times and what we need to do to improve things. Key themes are the lived experience of people with mental health problems, equality and diversity, discrimination, and recent advances in care. The full list of themes is below, and we are anticipating a broad and challenging programme for all to take part in and enjoy. Some of the world’s most eminent psychiatrists will be joining us as keynote speakers, we will debate key issues and controversies in care, and there will be a huge variety of symposia on all aspects of mental health services. Please do save the date and come along, either in person or online, to share this precious time learning about and developing mental health care.

We look forward to meeting you!


 Topics to be covered:

Recovery from Severe Mental Illness
Advances in Social Psychiatry
Social Determinants of mental health
Psychosocial interventions
Coproduction and Co-design
Social networks in recovery
Parity of physical and mental health
Equality and Equity in mental health (+11)
Discrimination and mental health
Global Challenges to mental health care
Social psychiatry in the curriculum
Caring about care-givers and family
Women's mental health
Lived experience of mental illness
Transcultural psychiatry
Social Inclusion
Person Centred Care
New research in Social & Rehabilitation Psychiatry

Mental health care across the life course


Title: 'Recovery from mental illness: Challenges and solutions from across the globe'

The conference programme will be published here once available. 

Bookings for this event are not yet live. However, if you wish to register your interest for this conference, please fill in the form below and we will email you once bookings go live. 

Register your interest

WASP is delighted to announce that ten bursaries will be made available for early career psychiatrists from around the world to attend our 24th congress in London, England on the 16-18 January 2023 being organised in conjunction with the Royal College of Psychiatrists of Great Britain.

Ten psychiatrists will be offered free registration for the congress, either in person or virtually (five in each group). Those chosen to attend in person will receive a bursary of up to £600 towards accommodation and economy class travel. Successful candidates will be required to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and will be reimbursed as above.

Individuals can nominate themselves or be nominated using by submitting a brief CV (two pages maximum) and a statement of no more than 400 words via Survey Monkey  explaining why they believe they are suitable for the scheme, what they would hope to contribute, and how they might hope to benefit from the experience. A judging panel of members of the WASP executive committee will decide on those finally selected.

To be eligible, one must be a trainee psychiatrist or a qualified psychiatrist within a maximum of 10 years of qualification. Applications are warmly welcomed from all. The closing date for applications is Monday 19 September 2022.

For further information please contact

Submit a bursary application 

We are now inviting poster abstract submissions for this conference. All submissions will be reviewed ahead of the conference and successful authors will be invited to present their work (format TBC). The deadline for poster abstracts is 5.00pm Monday 19 September 2022.

The World Association of Social Psychiatry and Royal College of Psychiatrists would like to receive your session ideas and now invites submissions for this conference. Successful applications will then be invited to deliver a session during the conference. The deadline for poster abstracts is 5.00pm Monday 19 September 2022.


  • Suggest a topic and describe your session idea.
  • The abstract should not exceed 250 words.
  • Sessions will be up to 75 minutes in length with up to three speakers plus one chair, registration fees will apply.
  • Consider using interactive features such as polling, video clips, audience engagement, as well as slide presentations.
  • We strongly encourage people with lived experience to be included in your session plan.

Submit your session idea

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

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.

For further information, please contact:


Contact Name: Miriam Muleba

Contact number: 0208 618 4150

Event Location

Location: In-person (RCPsych)/Live Stream