The Centre for Applied Research and Evaluation – International Foundation – Careif – is proud to announce that its Co-Founder and Director Professor Kamaldeep Bhui has received a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Years’ Honours List for services to mental health care and research.
Would you like to contribute to our ambitious project to compare perceptions of personal wellbeing in different communities and groups? If you have a few spare moments during the congress, please log on to the above link and share your views. Responses are entirely confidential and no email addresses are collected.
A report of the findings will be compiled and published on the careif and WPA conference websites after the congress.
Closing date for participation: 30 November 2016.
Congratulations to Kam and Albert on reaching this milestone in careif’s work. They are shown here receiving their award from our friends in New Zealand, presented at our celebratory event in the House of Lords, on 26 October 2016. Dinesh coped magnificently with the Maori proverb it bears:
He aha te mea nui o te ao
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata
(What is the most important thing in the world?
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people)
Congratulations to Albert and all those who have contributed to this landmark initiative: a charter for people with mental illness, their carers and professionals. This publication coincides appropriately with careif’s 10th anniversary which will be celebrated in the House of Lords on 26 October 2016. Stand by for more news on this significant work.
Careif Global Essay
improving the physical health of people with mental illness
1st Prize £500
2nd Prize £300
3rd Prize £100
SURVEY OF PERSONAL WELLBEING. REPORT & 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
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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 PS Stigma