About the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry

Founding Principles and Statement of Purpose

The last decades have seen increasing recognition of the influence of culture on life and mental health. Culture impacts all aspects of mental illness, reflecting the need to provide culturally relevant care for all patients, especially those who face barriers to quality treatment. In addition, rapid social and cultural change, including migration within and between nations, has meant that societies worldwide are becoming more multi-ethnic and multi-cultural …

Painting by Jaswant Guzder

Jaswant Guzder