It is a matter of great honour for me to share with you the details about WPA’s 2022 Thematic Congress on "Mental Health at the Workplace" being held during June 2-3, 2022, in Moscow!
Union for Mental Health is a highly prestigious organisation working in different areas of mental health and WPA’s long-standing association with this group is full of successful collaborations.
The 2022 Congress is focusing on an important topic - Mental Health at the workplace. This theme is very critical and relevant to current practice of mental health across the globe. This indeed emerges as a vital and central area among the priorities especially during and post Covid 19 pandemic. We look forward having informed discussions for creating positive & favourable conditions for the protection of mental health and well-being of workers through interagency and interdisciplinary cooperation.
I am pleased that the meeting also plans to cover other important topics of interest covering entire field of mental health with a strong focus on the issues of practice of psychiatry looking at diversity, inclusion and setting priorities for our future work.
The presence of several eminent speakers from all over the country along with a number of academic and clinical psychiatrists from other countries highlights the importance of this academic activity. I am glad that this conference is also looking at strengthening collaborations among different mental health professionals. This will indeed prove beneficial in improving our future links with these groups.
I wish the organisers and the participants of this conference a big success and I am sure the delegates attending this meeting will have a happy stay in one of the most beautiful cities of the world.
Welcome to Moscow! Welcome to the world of professionals and thanks for joining us and exchanging experiences and presenting the best practices of national and international strategies and programs aimed at preserving the mental health and well-being of the working-age population!
I wish the organisers and the participants of this conference a big success and I am sure the delegates attending this meeting will have a happy stay in Moscow!
Dr Afzal Javed
WORLD PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION (WPA)
Web : www.wpanet.org
Distinguished Members of the International and Russian Organizing Committees, and the Scientific Committee,
I am extremely pleased to announce the WPA Thematic Congress "Mental Health in the Workplace" to be held on June 2-4, 2022, in Moscow!
We are proud that the Union for Mental Health of Russia, together with the Russian Society of Psychiatrists, are co-organizers of this global event aimed at creating favorable conditions for the protection of mental health and well-being of workers through interagency and interdisciplinary cooperation.
All of us are engaged in professional activities most of our lives and we are aware that our work conditions largely determine the entire hierarchy of the moral and spiritual meanings of our personal existence, and affects the well-being of our families.
We also know that in the context of a pandemic that negatively affected the economy and social security of the population, the world of work has been seriously affected. We all faced threats to our health, new working conditions, family and personal problems caused by forced isolation. All of these could cause increased anxiety, stress, which could negatively affect our mental health and well-being.
In this regard, I express the hope that the Congress will become a global platform for all interested stakeholders including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists; leaders and specialists of companies within the production sphere and the sphere of services, HR services; policymakers and the media, NGOs and community leaders who can provide a consolidated position on how to address mental health and well-being of workers all over the world.
Welcome to Moscow! Welcome to the world of professionals who will exchange experiences and present the best practices of national and corporate strategies and programs aimed at preserving the mental health and well-being of the working-age population!
On behalf of the Union for Mental Health, the host organization, let me express my deep gratitude to the World Psychiatric Association and personally to President Dr. Afzal Javed for the opportunity to organize a thematic congress on such an important for all of us topic!
Natalia Treushnikova, President of the Union for Mental Health.
Professor Nasar Sayeed Khan
Regional Vice President of the World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR) and a member of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) Section on Undergraduate Teaching (Developmental Disabilities and Dual Diagnosis)
Message for Congress
It makes me feel privileged and indeed it’s an honour for me to write this message for the forth coming wonderful scientific program at WPA Thematic Congress in Moscow, Russia.
Now more than ever, we all understand the importance of having a strong support system. 2020-21 has been rough years for everyone! But for some, the struggle has been far more difficult. One in six people experienced a mental health issue such as depression or anxiety this past week. Our friends, family members, and colleagues need our encouragement specially at workplace.
Reaching out to someone who is struggling with mental health or going through a hard time can feel awkward and that’s okay. Pushing past that barrier to let your loved one know you are there for them can make a big difference. A little support goes a long way! We must believe in science and data and in the present circumstances should move, share, and educate the friends and colleague to overcome the barriers in the management of mental health issues at workplace. Ensure a conducive and helpful environment.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. I just wanted to send you a little note saying how happy I am that this scientific event that brings friends, colleagues, and other partners together to learn and enjoy the beautiful city of Moscow.
All the best and see you all soon.
Dr Nasar Khan, Member of the Organizing Committee (Pakistan).