ABOUT WFMH

 

  Who We Are



WFMH is an international membership organization founded in 1948
to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of
mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of
those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.
The Federation, through its members and contacts in more than
100 countries on six continents, has responded to international
mental health crises through its role as the only worldwide
grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the
mental health field. Its organizational and individual
membership includes mental health workers of all disciplines,
consumers of mental health services, family members, and
concerned citizens. The organization’s broad and diverse
membership makes possible collaboration among governments and
non-governmental organizations to advance the cause of mental
health services, research, and policy advocacy worldwide.
 

 

    Historical Information

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      Vision, Mission,
Goals, Values and Principles

Vision

The World Federation for
Mental Health envisions a world in which mental health is a
priority for all people. Public policies and programs
reflect the crucial importance of mental health in the lives
of individuals.

Mission

The mission of the World
Federation for Mental Health is to promote the advancement
of mental health awareness, prevention of mental disorders,
advocacy, and best practice recovery focused interventions
worldwide.

Goals

To
heighten public awareness about the importance of mental
health, and to gain understanding and improve attitudes
about mental disorders.



To promote mental health and prevent mental disorders.

To improve the care, treatment and recovery of people with
mental disorders.


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      2011-2013 Executive Committeee

Deborah Wan
Hong kong

President
  Helen Millar
Scotland
Treasurer
     
Anthony Fowke
Australia

Immediate
Past President
  Larry Cimino
USA

Corporate Secretary
     
George Christodoulou
Greece


President Elect
  Mohammed Abou-Saleh
Qatar
Vice President

Constituency Development
     
Ellen R Mercer
USA

Vice President

Program
Development
  John
Bowis
United Kingdom

Vice President

Government

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      2011-2013 Regional Vice-Presidents

AFRICA

Crick Lund
SOUTH
AFRICA
ASIA
PACIFIC

Porsche
Poh
SINGAPORE
EASTERN MEDITERAREAN

Mohammed
Abou Saleh
QATAR
EUROPE

Gabriel
Ivbijaro 
UNITED
KINGDOM
LATIN
AMERICA

Sonia
Chehil

CANADA/GUYANA
NORTH AMERICA

Jeffrey
Geller
UNITED
STATES
OCEANIA

Abd Malak
AUSTRALIA
      2011-2013 Directors


Tsuyoshi
Akiyama
JAPAN  

Yoram Cohen
ISRAEL  

Anita
Everett
UNITED
STATES
 

Diane
Froggatt
CANADA  

Sylvester
Katontoka
ZAMBIA  

Roger
Montenegro
ARGENTINA  

Shridhar
Sharma
INDIA  

Suchada
Sakornsatian
THAILAND  
      Senior Consultants,
Lead Reps for the UN
 
SENIOR
CONSULTANT
CHAIR, WMHDAY

L. Patt
Franciosi, PhD
SENIOR
CONSULTANT,
CHAIR, GREAT PUSH INITIATIVE

Prof. John
Copeland
SENIOR
CONSULTANT
WFMH Collaborating Centers

Max
Abbott, MD
SLEAD
REPRESENTATIVE
UNITED NATIONS –NEW YORK

Nancy
Wallace, MSW
LEAD
REPRESENTATIVE
UN AND WHO – GENEVA

Myrna
Lachenal-Merritt
      WFMH Secretariat


Elena
Berger
Director, WFMH Office for Promotion of Mental
Health and Prevention in Mental Disorders

Deborah
Maguire
Director
of Administration

Tracy
Kamis
Bookkeeper

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