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
World Psychiatric Association along with CAREIF and the Centre for Psychiatry -a WPA Collaborating Centre – in Queen Mary, University of London, calls for action. WPA CAREIF Position Statement EUROPE Migrant Crisis.
Members of Careif team at work and enjoying the cultural events for the annual Day of the Dead. You can view a whole lot more at https://picasaweb.google.com/100722481639918509562/Uno?authkey=Gv1sRgCM6Y5JWrxfrzHw
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
There is often an intrinsic misunderstanding in Black and South Asian communities regarding the cause of mental illnesses with assumptions that illnesses are the ‘will of god,’ karmic retribution, evil eye or genetic for example. From our Trustee Professor Dinesh Bhugra
Our Trustee Dinesh Bhugra is exploring the portrayal of mental illness in Hindi cinema.
Cultural competency is now a core requirement for mental health professionals working with culturally diverse patient groups. Cultural competency training may improve the quality of mental health care for ethnic groups. Our Trustee Professor Kam Bhui leads this review.
Migrant groups reveal how cultural differences affect mental health. Doctors need to adapt, says our Trustee Professor Dinesh Bhugra.
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
‘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 (http://www.careif.org) and WPA (http://www.wpanet.org/) websites.
Thank you for contributing to this important work.