Dr. Afzal Javed honoured with National Award on Mental Health at Moscow

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 Dr. Afzal Javed honoured with National 
Award on Mental Health at Moscow 

LONDON: Dr Afzal Javed a noted psychiatrist of Pakistani origin and President Elect of World Psychiatric Association, President Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations and Chairman Pakistan Psychiatric Research Centre, Fountain House Lahore has been honoured with the National Award on Mental Health. The award was presented to him at a recently held congress on mental Health at Moscow. The congress was organised by The Union for Mental Health, an organisation representation NGOs, state and professional organisations to promote mental health in Russia.


Dr. Afzal Javed

The Union for Mental Health of Russia has established the National Awards “Harmony” to honour excellence of professionals in mental health promotion & prevention of mental disorders, treatment & rehabilitation for mentally ill.

The National Awards Ceremony "Harmony" is a prestigious Russian national event where the most distinguished professionals from various fields, — including public health, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychology, education & science, arts & culture, economics & politics, law & social welfare, sport, business, civil society, and the media receive official public recognition for significant contribution to mental health.

The National Awards Ceremony "Harmony" it may be mentioned here is held biannually on the World Mental Health Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness on mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. Russian and foreign professional associations & NGOs, state institutions in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, psychotherapy, social security, psychology, science & education, arts & culture, law & economics, media, and sports, and/or voluntary groups of mentally ill, including their relatives, and/or persons with mental disorders are invited to nominate one individual or one organization for the Award.

Two categories are considered for the National Awards “Harmony”:

  • Individual: The Award honours an individual for their exceptional contribution to mental health promotion & prevention of mental disorders, treatment & rehabilitation for mentally ill. 
  • Organization: The Award honours an organization for their exceptional contribution to mental health promotion & prevention of mental disorders, treatment & rehabilitation for mentally ill. 

Dr. Afzal Javed (Pakistan) was chosen for this year’s individual award for his outstanding achievements and contributions to international psychiatry & mental health. 
http://www.mental-health-congress.ru/en/2018/page/harmony/

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