Recent events and developments

We were very sorry to report the death on of our trustees Professor Bhaumik who sadly passed away in November 2019

Careif Golf Day is being organised and a date will be confirmed, to be held at PGA Bowood Golf and Country Club, please email to show interest.

A Special edition of the World Cultural Psychiatry Research Review journal (the Journal of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry) was published in January 2020 featuring 5 of the Careif position statements, it also featured a tribute to the work of one of Careif’s co-founders -Dr Albert Persaud, who has retired from Careif.

The Saddleback Music Festival is taking a year off but an indoor gig is being organised and further information will be confirmed when dates are sorted.

A meeting between the Chartered Institute of Building and the Careif team is scheduled for February 2020 to develop resources on mental health and well-being in the construction industry.

Plans are being developed for a mental health resource.

A meeting has been held between Careif and the European Test Publishers Group about future work together.

A conference on International Collaboration on Cultural Relevance in Global Health: A Call to Action Culturally adapted Interventions (I-CAN) is being planned.

Also Jo Reed has kindly offered to run the London Marathon for Careif, please sponsor Jo by pressing the link to her webpage, all proceeds to go to Careif.

Visit Jo’s Just Giving Page

Careif/WPA International Survey of Wellbeing

‘Wellbeing’ is a difficult concept to define as it has different meanings at personal, cultural and global levels. Personal wellbeing has become ever more important as longevity, conflict, insecurity and environmental issues increase, and social and technological changes impact on our individual and collective lives. Careif and the WPA are now launching this ambitious on-line survey of international wellbeing during May/June 2016.  This survey offers participants an opportunity to reflect on their own perceptions of wellbeing and their lifestyle. Responses will enable Careif and WPA to seek indicators of practice which may enhance wellbeing in different cultural and sub-cultural contexts and make recommendations to policy makers.

You are invited to complete this brief questionnaire. It should take only a few minutes. All responses are anonymous and data will be collated and utilised for future research purposes only. A copy of the final results will be made available on the Careif ( and WPA ( websites.


Thank you for contributing to this important work.


Cultural Consultation Club event

Our next Careif, Centre for Psychiatry, CCS Cultural Consultation Club Education Event will be held on 13th April 2015 from 2.00pm-4.30pm, in Room G06, Joseph Rotblat Building at Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

This State of the Art themes will be:

Emerging dialogue of working together with Ruqyah healers


Religious Healing

There is no charge but please RSVP your attendance to Lisa Kass ( QMUL CCS

Management of death between new social emergencies and their solution

As the world becomes increasingly integrated, political, social, and cultural boundaries are being re-configured and new challenges are emerging. This conference aims to describe how death and the fear of death promote violence, terrorism and war and more important, how peace and reconciliation strategies can reduce the fear of death’s impact on human behaviour. Indeed, the conference’s overarching goal is to explore the lines of pacifist thought in the context of international non-violent strategies and practices that can be adopted to find a peaceful solution to terrorism, war, and their consequences.

CAREIF is pleased to be supporting partner of this event:


Careif global survey of wellbeing 2016

Personal wellbeing has become increasingly important as longevity increases and social and technological changes impact on our individual and collective lives.

Careif, with the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), will be conducting this Global Wellbeing Survey in the Spring of 2016.

For more information:

Intercultural Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Careif is pleased to be supporting this exciting and innovative programme – from the Centre for Psychiatry, QMUL- aimed at clinicians and senior professionals working within health and social care settings. This state of the art programme has been developed as a partnership between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Refugee Therapy Centre (RTC). Completion of the course will lead to a QMUL degree, and registration with the RTC as a fully qualified Intercultural Therapist. RTC is an organisation member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA).


For more information please go to: