Careif Trustee Professor Edgar Jones from the Institute of Psychiatry speaking at the BPS History of Psychology Centre symposium War and Its Aftermath at Senate House, London.
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Survey of personal wellbeing report and executive summary
It is estimated that more than 450 million people in the world are affected by ‘disorders of the mind’, manifested by emotional or mental distress. The challenges for prevention and healing are significant, ranging from the social stigma that prevents people from seeking help, a lack of awareness in people themselves, insufficient resources and trained professionals, and the lack of culturally informed assessment and support.
As the world experiences unprecedented social and demographic change, wellbeing (‘social capital’) has risen up the political agenda for a complex mix of philosophical and economic factors. At the personal level, wellbeing enables us to live fulfilled lives.
Careif with the WPA conducted an international wellbeing survey to understand more about what constitutes ‘wellbeing’ in different cultures and settings, and how we can enhance personal wellbeing for individual and social benefit. This report will be launched at a Careif celebratory reception in the House of Lords (UK) on 26 October 2016.
You can download the Executive Summary here: wellbeing-executive-summary-v2
More details will follow: email@example.com.
‘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 (https://www.careif.org) and WPA (http://www.wpanet.org/) websites.
Thank you for contributing to this important work.
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
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: http://bit.ly/DClinPsy_IPP
At the root of conflict and stigma we find competition between different value systems and the threat of change to our collective or individual identity. In an era of unprecedented social change, as migration and mass media blur traditional boundaries, it is vital that we recognise this process of stigmatisation and embrace the potential for social enrichment through a process of dialogue.
Careif global essay
Improving the physical health of people with mental illness
1st Prize £500
2nd Prize £300
3rd Prize £100