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  • New Mental Health Regional Framework

    July 20, 2023

    WHO has published the Regional Framework for the future of mental health in the Western Pacific 2023-2030 in June. The Framework overall aims are to promote the highest level of mental health for all people in the Region, and was  endorsed by the Regional Committee for the Western Pacific in October... Read more

  • The new WHO Report- 20 years on

    June 17, 2022

    Calls for changes to attitudes, actions and approaches to mental health. WHO will officially launch the World Mental Health Report 2022 online and invites all stakeholders to join on Friday 17 June, 2022, 2pm Central European Time. The detailed work provides a blueprint for governments, academics,... Read more

  • More attention needed for mental health and social care

    October 22, 2021

    As we celebrate Mental Health Month, Professor Chee Ng spoke with English language Asian news network CAN about some of the regional impacts of COVID-19 and social restrictions. Healthscope Professor of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne and Director WHO Collaborating Centre in Mental Health,... Read more

  • Creating Futures 2021

    July 1, 2021

    The 8th conference for Creating Futures is online from 21-22 July 2021. With central sites at Fiji, Vanuatu, Samoa, FSM, Kiribati, PNG, Tonga and Solomon Islands, CF21 is an exciting new model of online engagement for the region. Over eighteen years Creating Futures has evolved from a conference to... Read more

  • No Health Without Mental Health: Integrating wellness and recovery

    June 28, 2021

    Book of Proceedings for the 1st Asia Pacific Symposium of Optimal Health Program.  This event was held on 15 October 2019 in Putrajaya, featuring expertise from Malaysia, Indonesia, China and Australia. The symposium was a platform that brought together health professionals and consumers to discuss... Read more