Founded in 1948, the mission of our international organization includes:

  • The prevention of mental and emotional disorders;
  • The proper treatment and care of those with such disorders;
  • And the promotion of mental health.

The Federation, through its members and contacts in many countries, has responded to international mental health crises through its role as the only worldwide grassroots advocacy and public education organization in the mental health field. Its organizational and individual membership includes mental health workers of all disciplines, consumers of mental health services, family members, and concerned citizens.

WFMH’s broad and diverse membership makes possible collaboration among governments and non-governmental organizations to advance the cause of mental health services, research, and policy advocacy worldwide.

2014 Events

The Global Crisis of Depression: the low of the 21st Century?

WFMH has been invited to participate in an invitation-only Forum arranged by The Economist on 25 November 2014 in London.

The program in The Economist Events series is "The Global Crisis of Depression: The low of the 21st Century?" WFMH President George Christodoulou will take part in a panel on the treatment of depression.

To apply for an invitation to attend, contact The Economist and quote code: WFMH.

The XXth World Congress of The World Federation for Mental Health

16-19 October 2015 Cairo, Egypt

Mental Health Congress

Mental Health for All: Connecting People & Sharing Experience