The WFMH events include World Congresses, Regional Conferences, meetings and other events. The World Congresses are normally be held every two years which have themes and subjects of contemporary concern in the field of mental health. The World Congresses are open to members and other interested persons.
The World Congress of Mental Health 2017 will be organized in New Delhi, India.
Please go to wfmhindia.com for information and registration
Initially, some conference of the World Federaion for Mental Health were held at intermittent intervals, until the Biennial World Congress series started. A special Congress was held in London in 1998 to mark the 50th Anniversary.
In 1977 the formation series of WFMH Biennial World Congresses began:
|1977||Vancouver, Canada||Today's Priorities in Mental Health: Knowing and Doing|
|1979||Salzburg, Austria||The Mental Health of Children and Families|
|1981||Manila, Philippines||Mental Health, Cultural Values and Social Development: A Look inot the '80's|
|1983||Washington, DC, USA||Personal and Social Responsibility in the Search for Mental Health: Collaboration between Volunteers, Professionals and Governments in the Formation of Mental Health Policy and the Delivery of Services.|
|1985||Brighton, England, UK||Mental Halth 2000 A.D. (Sub-theme: Action Programs for a World Crisis|
|1987||Cairo, Egypt||The Many Worlds of Mental Health|
|1989||Auckland, New Zealand||Mental Health - Everone's Concern|
|1991||Mexico, DF, Mexico||People and Science: Together for Mental Health|
|1993||Tokyo, Japan||Mental Health: Toward te 21st Century|
|1995||Dublin, Ireland||Time for REflection|
|1997||Lahti, Finland||Cornerstones for Mental Health|
|1999||Santiago, Chile||Interfaces in Mental Health: Poverty, Quality of Life and Society|
|2001||Vancouver, Canada||REspecting Diversity in Mental Health in a Changing World|
|2003||Melbourne, Australia||Parnerships in Health|
|2005||Cairo, Egypt||Equity and Mental Health|
|2007||Hong Kong SAR, China||East Meets West: Impact of Culture on Mental Health|
|2009||Athens, Greece||Working Together for Mental Health|
|2011||Cape Town,South Africa|
|2013||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|20174||New Delhi, India|
Congress at intermittent Intervals:
1948 London, England UK (founding meeting of the WFMH)
1951 Mexico, DF, Mexico
1954 Toronto, Canada
1961 Paris, Framce
1968 London, England, UK
1973 Sydney, Australia (25th Anniversary Congress) "Cultures in Collision"
1998 London, England, UK (50th Anniversary Symposium) "Partners for Mental Health: Nations for Mental Health"