Theme for the Congress: “Partnerships for Mental Health”

Overarching Focus Themes:

I. Mental Health for the Youth of 21st Century
II. Traditional Approaches to Mental Health Care
III. Holistic Mental Health and Well-being.
IV. Global Dialogue for Mental Health (“Vishwa Samvaad”).

The Congress promises an outstanding multi-disciplinary program involving all stakeholders.


Vast in scope & variety, the Program is built along multiple tracks & sub-themes with cross-cutting plenaries to analyse, synthesise & integrate knowledge, transcend boundaries & build partnerships addressing matters of mental health in the context of the present times.


The Congress is a unique platform that opens the floor to a wide range of individuals, professionals & organizations with focus on building partnerships.


The Congress beckons you to participate for interaction, discussion, exchange of ideas & to share your research, experiences & insights with peers, renowned experts & thought leaders & contribute by leaving a lasting impact.


With invited keynote addresses & lectures by a galaxy of stellar speakers, top class symposia & panel discussions, hands-on & experiential workshops, oral papers & posters, the Program carries something of interest for everyone.


Beyond scientific deliberations, the Program shall be rich in community & social events taking the message of mental health to where it belongs – amidst communities & people.


A. Partnerships for Mental Health

A 01. Partnership across sectors.
A 02. User Carer – Professional. (Partnership, Consumer provider Partnership).
A 03. Networking & Liasioning

B. Mental Health Across the Lifespan

B 01. Child & Adolescent Mental Health
B 02. General & Adult Psychiatry
B 03. Geriatric Mental Health
B 04. Perinatal, Postpartum Psychiatry.
B 05. End of Life care.

C. Neuro-Science & Psychiatry

C 01. Basic Neuro Sciences & Psychiatry
C 02. Behavioural Neuro Sciences & Psychiatry.
C 03. Neuro-imaging in Psychiatry.
C 04. Psychopharmacology.
C 05. Other Somatic treatments in Psychiatry.

D. Neuro-Science & Psychiatry

D 01. Psychosocial Intervention in Mental Health.
D 02. Multidisciplinary Team approach.
D 03. Collaborative Care.
D 04. Integrated Care.
D 05. Mental Health care for Mental Health Professionals and preventing burnout


E. Psychosocial Rehabilitation

E 01. Strategies for Continuum of Care
E 02. Need & Gaps of Rehabilitation Services.
E 03. Models of Rehabilitation.
E 04. Sustainability in Rehabilitation Services.
E 05. Efficacy & Impact of Rehabilitation services.
E 06. Innovations in Rehabilitation.

F. Public Mental Health, Policy & Leadership

F 01. Mental Health Laws & Policy.
F 02. Ethics in Mental Health.
F 03. Mental Health care across borders.
F 04. Removing Barriers to Care
F 05. Role of Institutions
F 06. Rights based approach.

G. Mental Health at the Workplace

G 01. Enterprises & Psychological Health.
G 02. Promoting Human Potential.
G 03. EAP & Mental Health Programmes.
G 04. Promotive Mental Health at work place.
G 05. Stress and Mental Health at work place.


H. Public Mental Health and Primary Mental Health Care

H 01. Mental Health Planning & Programs Financing and Budgeting Mental Health.
H 02. Leadership in carer movement.
H 03. Strategies for Reducing Stigma
H 04 Community mobilization and empowerment.
H 05 Pre Treatment Services.

I. Disability and Social Security

I 01. Social Security measures for disabled.
I 02. Disability and Mental Health.
I 03. Disability and Employment.

J. Contemporary Challenges

J 01. Emerging need of Mental health among Youth
J 02. Mental Health & World Peace
J 03. Globalisation, Transitions & Growth
J 04. Social Justice & Mental Health
J 05. Migration, Refugees & Disasters
J 06. Medical Tourism in Mental Health

K. Holistic Mental Health & Well Being

K 01. Traditional Practices & Modern Science
K 02. The Science of Yoga
K 03. Spirituality & Mental Health
K 04. Sports & Psychological Health

L. Miscellaneous