The 8th World Congress on Mental Health, entitled Mental Wellbeing in All Policies, will take place in London next September. The conference has issued a call for papers with a particular emphasis on non-medical approaches to generating wellbeing. The conference will bring together key thinkers in the field of mental health and is a good opportunity to showcase projects which impact on individual and community wellbeing.

Potential contributors to the Congress are invited to submit abstracts of papers or posters for consideration by the Scientific Committee. Papers and posters must relate to one of the Congress themes as indicated on the Congress themes page. In addition, all abstracts need to evidence how wellbeing was enhanced, for example at individual or social level.

Preference will be given to papers/posters reporting on practice initiatives that have been subject to systematic evaluation and have outcomes from which other organisations can learn. Purely theoretical papers will have a lower priority. Individual papers will be allocated a time slot of no more than 20 minutes in the parallel sessions, including questions. Workshops (80 minutes) and symposia (collections of papers around a central topic totalling 80 minutes) can be accommodated but must be requested at time of submission. Posters will be allocated a half day for general viewing and when requested, a 5 minute presentation as part of a poster parallel session.

The deadline for submissions is 31 January 2014.

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