Social&Cultural Program

6 OCTOBER (Thursday), 9 AM
Round Table discussion "Relations with the Patient: Ethic approaches"
  • Venue: I Medical TV Channel
On-air Roundtable Discussion "Relations with the Patient: Ethic approaches" by the experts from India, UK, USA, Russia was held in the framework of the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century"
Moderator: Prof. Vladimir I.BorodinVice-president of the Union for Mental Health of Russia.



Prof. Roy Abraham Kallivayalil, Secretary General of the World Psychiatric Association, President Elect of the World Association of Social Psychiatry, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla, India (India) 

Dr. Afzal Javed, MBBS, MCPS, D.PSYCH (LONDON), BOARD CERT.PSYCH (UK), F.R.C.Psych. (UK), M.PHIL (EDINBURGH), FRCP (Ireland), Immediate Past President World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR), Secretary for Sections World Psychiatric Association (UK) 

Dr. Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D., Chair of the Psychology Coalition of NGOs and the main representative of the World Council of Psychotherapy and the International Association of Applied Psychology at the United Nations, an internationally known clinical psychologist, professor, award-winning journalist, author, and mental health advocate, a clinical psychologist on the adjunct faculty at Columbia University Teachers College and Visiting Professor at Peking University Health Science Center in China (USA) 
Prof. Darlyne G.Nemeth, Co-Secretary General of the World Council for Psychotherapy, Council Member of the American Psychological Association’s Council of Representatives (USA) 
Prof. Vladimir I. BorodinVice-president of the Union for Mental Health of Russia (Russia)
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6 October (Thursday), 6 pm
Sightseeing bus tour around Moscow
During a two-hour city tour the guests saw the most beautiful streets, avenues and squares of Moscow, walked through the Red Square and the Alexander Gardens, admired the panorama of the capital with a bird’s-eye view on the Sparrow Hills.

They learnt about when and by whom Moscow was founded, how it has evolved and was surrounded by the lines of fortifications, how it was beautifully decorated by temples, chambers and palaces; how over the centuries not only the appearance of the city has changed, but also the life and lifestyle of Muscovites! Moscow buildings saved the memories of the great princes, Russian emperors and the Soviet leaders; how the most important events of Russian history were immortalized by the Muscovites in the streets and squares of the city.

Time went too quickly, but a magnificent view of the Moscow Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral and Lenin’s Mausoleum on the Red Square, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexander Gardens, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Bolshoi and Maly Theatres, the complex of buildings of the Presidential Administration in the Staraya Square, the parks along the embankments of the Moscow River, Seven Sisters, Victory Park on Poklonnaya Hill, the Moscow-City complex, greeted us.
Everyone heard the heart-beat of Russia!


I Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL"


In an era when human consciousness experiences aggressive influence of the rapidly changing environment, mental health appears to be one of the topics requiring urgent attention.

Why, wanting to offend a person, we call him or her "abnormal"? Why are we so sure that we know what being "normal" is? What is "norm" with regard to the psyche?

The Union for Mental Health presents the I Film Festival "Docu-MENTAL" that is aimed to raise an awareness about people with mental disorders and to reduce stigma surrounding them. The Festival was a part of the official program of the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century. The festival's program includes first showings and iconic films about people with special mental needs: Life, Animated, Gary Numan: Android in La La Land, Off the Rails, God Knows Where I Am, Don Juan, Why am I here?, If I only were, Rain Man, Forrest Gump. 


After watching, the audience were invited to participate in an open discussion held by international experts in the field of mental health and popular film critics.


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7-8 October (Friday-Saturday), during the Congress working period
The Arts&Crafts Fair For and With People with Mental Needs 
During the working period the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century presented the social project the Arts&Crafts Fair For and With People with Mental Needs. It was an amazing journey full of various master classes, extraordinary music program and special souvenirs. With the guidance of original masters, the Congress participants had an opportunity to try out the rehabilitation programmes via the fine arts: gingerbread painting, making eco-products from the recyclable materials, beaded floristry and bracelets making, carving and painting on wood, soap making, ebru art, weaving, cartoon therapy, sand therapy, and many others. 
The Arts&Crafts Fair was opened by the interactive concert from “Orchestra without Notes” (a creative project of the Center for Social Rehabilitation “Tourmaline”, in which musicians are people with mental and intellectual development disorders). Also the paricipants сould take part in various activities such as: interactive training “Getting to know Music Therapy Methods”(included getting acquainted with unusual musical instruments, such as drums, djembe and darbuka, hapi-drum, tank-drum, steel-tongue drum, sound of the ocean, rain staff, kalimba, didjeridu and others); presentation of the Volunteer Art Therapy Project “Singing Clowns” (involved introducing participants to the techniques of music therapy and hospital clowns,creating an impromptu ensemble, in which everyone will be able to feel their involvement in the overall process and the involvement of the volunteers’ team). 
During the working period the Arts&Crafts Fair Photo Exhibition “Behind the Theater” and the "Other Dimension" Exhibition delighted for the guests' eye.

Photo Exhibition "Behind the Theater" - throughout the year, photographer Leonid Selemenev followed the Theater Krug II (Circle II): from stage to stage, from city to city, from labor to rest and back to the stage. His works contain a miracle of a photographer - the lens sees what is hidden behind the life of actors, behind the theater ...
The Theater Krug II (Circle II) is the discovery of the meaning of human life, a creative and special human. Creativity, art aligns everyone in the rights and duties, opening the uniqueness of every person) 
The "Other Dimension" Exhibition presented works from the collections of “Autsaidervil (Outsidervil’)”“(St. Petersburg) and “the Different” (Yaroslavl). The value of these paintings is primarily determined not by the psychiatric experience of the authors, but, above all, the originality and undeniable distinctiveness. These artists are people with mental peculiarities,
most often patients of psychiatric institutions, whose work has always been in parallel to the plane of contemporary art, at the same always being unexpectedly relevant. For more than half a century, thanks to the work of Jean Dubuffet and Roger Cardinal, such authors have obtained an official refuge in such areas of art as art brut and outsider art.
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The National Awards Ceremony «Harmony» - 2016
The National Awards Ceremony «Harmony» is a prestigious Russian national event where the most distinguished professionals from various fields, — including public health, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychology, education & science, arts & culture, economics & politics, law & social welfare, sport, business, civil society, and the media receive official public recognition for significant contribution to mental health.
The National Awards Ceremony "Harmony" 2016 and the Opening Awards Ceremony Celebration Banquet was staged during t he Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century in Moscow, Russia.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaebel, President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), was awarded for Distinguished Contribution to Global Mental Health.
The winners -2016 became the most distinguished professionals from various fields receive official public recognition for significant contribution to mental health. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Gaebel, President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), was awarded for Distinguished Contribution to Global Mental Health.
The Awards Ceremony Banquet was the ultimate networking event for all guests – pleasant company, positive dialogues and the Congress first day evaluation to the clinking of glasses in a light laughter climate and with pleasant surprises.
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