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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.

Professor Kam Bhui Receives CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours – Jan 2017



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:

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

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.


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: