About the Conference
- When: 9th, 10th and 11th of May 2023
- Hybrid Mode
- Venue: Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi
- Call for Posters
Special Session: Poster Presentation
All submissions will receive a Certificate of Participation
Cash Prizes for the top three posters
- 1st Prize: Rs.12,000
- 2nd Prize: Rs.10,000
- 3rd Prize: Rs.8,000
The definition of mental health by World Health Organization (2004) no longer states it as just as an absence of mental illness but also emphasizes on one’s mental wellbeing. It is stated as where a person is able to realize one’s strengths and weaknesses; able to cope with their stresses of life, and work productively and is able to contribute to their community. Looking back from 2013 and onwards, the WHO objectives of mental health related discussions across the globe have been mental health first-aid, mental health in workplaces, suicide prevention, mental health care for all, and mental health-wellbeing for all as a global priority. Through these objectives one can understand that there has been a gradual shift from mental illness to mental wellbeing. For the year 2023, the mental health objective stated by the WHO (2023) is to “raise awareness of mental health related concerns and to look for ways to mobilize efforts in support of mental health”. The objective highlights the need for discussions among key stakeholders working for promoting and practicing mental health-wellbeing using various therapeutic approaches.
Keeping this objective in purview, BUTTERFLIES (India) along with UYISENGA NI IMANZI (Rwanda) and CHILDLINK (Guyana) have conducted action research on specific therapeutic approaches on mental health-wellbeing of children and adolescents, in crisis. The findings of the study will be shared at the conference.
In the last couple of years, various micro and macro studies have highlighted aggravating issues surrounding technology, social media, and online abuse/cyber-bullying affecting children and adolescents’ mental and emotional wellbeing. With this studied understanding, it is an opportune time for us to organize an International Mental Health Conference, where mental health professionals, academicians and practitioners, from across Asia, Africa and Caribbean regions will share their insights in mobilizing efforts in support of mental health-wellbeing of children, adolescents and young people and plan together a way forward to achieve the global mental health objective.
practitioners, academicians and media to gain an in-depth understanding on mental health of children and adolescents.
- Global Therapeutic Approaches Promoting Mental Health-wellbeing
- Technology, Media and its Impact on Mental Health
- Mental health in Educational Systems vis-a-vis families, schools and communities
- Mental Health- a part of Public Health
CALL FOR ENTRIES – POSTER PRESENTATION
Rules for Submissions:
- The abstract should be relevant to the conference theme- Mental health and emotional wellbeing of Children and Adolescents
- Abstract should be written in English (Font-Times New Roman) within 300 words in a structured format
- Abstract should have a title, background, aim/purpose, methodology, result and conclusion
- Charts and drawings should have self-explanatory titles
- Poster must be printed in A1 size & brought to the venue on 9th May by 9 am. Soft copy to be sent to the below email by 30 April 2023
: +91 9971290798
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