World Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Day 23rd April 2023

In 2022 WAIMH connected with IACAPAP (International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions), WPA-CAP (World Psychiatric Association Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section) and ISAPP (International Society for Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology) to initiate a World Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Day (WICAMHD) on 23 April annually.

The specific aims are to:

  1. Recognize the global importance of infant, child, and adolescent mental health, and
  2. Advocate for the promotion of mental health and prevention of mental illness in infants, children, and adolescents.

The theme in 2023 is Stand Against Infant, Child and Adolescent Trauma.

You can participate in many ways:

Join a webinar

Join a free webinar on Sunday, 23 April 2023 at 1.00 PM CEST. The webinar is open for public and there is no cost to attend, but registration is required in advance.

Webinar program:

Welcome Speech by IACAPAP

Children and the War in Ukraine
Presentation by Dennis Ougrin, MBBS, MRCPsych, PGDip(Oxon), PGCAPHE, PhD

Earthquake: Traumatization of Children and Adolescents on Multiple Levels
Presentation by Füsun Çetin Çuhadaroğlu, M.D.

Evidence-Based Mental Health Response for Child Victims of Trauma
Presentation by Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, LCPC

Panel Discussion (IACAPAP, ISAPP, WAIMH, WPA-CAP and invited speakers)


Invited speakers and panelists:

  • Dr Dennis Ougrin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Visiting Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Global Mental Health Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  • Dr Fusun Cetin Cuhadaroglu, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr Michelle Miller, Director of Mental Health Programs, National Children’s Alliance, United States
  • Dr Daniel Fung, Past President of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP)
  • Pr Mario Speranza, President of the International Society of Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (ISAPP)
  • Assoc Prof Campbell Paul, President of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH)
  • Dr Norbert Skokauskas, President of the World Psychiatric Association Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section (WPA-CAP)

Below is the webinar registration link:


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Use social media to spread your message about the importance of mental health in the young.

Please involve your communications teams and do it on all websites and social media platforms you are on.

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More information

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