World Mental Health Day is observed annually on 10 October, to raise awareness of and improve mental health around the world. This year the focus is on suicide prevention. Organised by the World Federation for Mental Health, supported by inter alia WHO, the International Association for Suicide Prevention, United for Global Health, and IUPsyS. Full details of WHO’s “40 seconds of action” to raise awareness and understanding of the magnitude of suicide globally and the role that all of us can play to help prevent it may be accessed by clicking here. Information such as fact sheets, data, infographics, tools, and resources may be obtained here. Extensive suicide data such as global suicide estimates, suicide data reported by countries, and a manual for suicide attempt surveillance may be accessed here.
The International Union of Psychological Science would like to extend a message of solidarity and support to our colleagues and the people of The Bahamas who have been harshly affected by Hurricane Dorian in the past week. Professor Pam Maras, President, said, "the human cost of disasters such as this are a harsh reminder that we should not to forget the need to maintain our compassion in whatever field we work".
The ICP2020 Scientific Committee is pleased to announce that General Abstract Submission is now open. You are invited to submit your abstracts for oral, poster presentations, or symposia at the ICP2020 website: http://www.icp2020.com/
The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) is pleased to announce its quadrennial awards detailed below. Presentation of the awards will be at the 32nd International Congress of Psychology (ICP) in Prague, Czech Republic, July 2020. IUPsyS will meet travel and accommodation costs for attendance at the Award Ceremony in Prague, where each awardee will be expected to deliver an address.
By: Dr Goh Chee Leong and Professor Datin Noran Fauziah Yaakub, Former Presidents of PSIMA (Malaysian Psychological Association)
Professor Dato’ Mahmood Nazar Mohamed
(02 September 1960 – 03 January 2019)
Professor Dato’ Mahmood, former President of the Malaysian Psychology Association and one of the founding Charter Presidents for ARUPS (the ASEAN Regional Union of Psychology Societies), passed away at 5.00 am, on 03 January 2019, at the age of 58 after a year-long battle with blood cancer. A loving husband and a devoted father, he is survived by his wife, Professor Sabitha, who is an academic at University Malaya, and two beautiful daughters – Sabrina and Farah.
The APA-IUPsyS Global Mental Health Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for a psychologist to contribute to the work of World Health Organization (WHO), in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (MSD) for a period of one year. The fellow will focus on one or more issues related to the WHO Mental Health Action Plan.
The fellowship intends to:
Provide psychologists with exposure to and involvement with international global mental health policy and implementation
Contribute to the more effective use of psychological knowledge and research in global mental health policy and implementation
The overall goal of the WHO Mental Health Action Plan is “to promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, provide care, enhance recovery, promote human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity and disability for persons with mental disorders.”
IUPsyS President Saths Cooper sends congratulations to the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP). The anniversary will be celebrated at the upcoming ARUPS 4th Congress and the PAP 50th Annual Convention. Read More
The Developmental Science of Adolescence: History Through Autobiography, edited by Richard M. Lerner, Anne C. Petersen, Rainer K. Silbereisen & Jeanne Brooks-Gunny, with introduction by IUPsyS President Saths CooperRead More
The goal of CANPA is to provide a structure that will bring a unifying voice and mission to the activities of psychologists from the region, the Caribbean Diaspora and its supporters, to improve the lives of the populations. IUPsyS wishes the new Alliance every success for the future. Read More
We are saddened to announce the death of Professor Charles Donald Spielberger, distinguished clinical psychologist and scientific researcher, and past President of the International Association of Applied Psychology. Dr Spielberger died on 11 June 2013. The Tribute from the Society of Clinical Psychology can be read in full. Read More