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History of WNUSP

The independent political involvement of users and survivors of psychiatry was initiated in 1991 in Mexico. At the World Federation of Mental Health (WFMH) conference, a group of users and survivors of psychiatry formed the World Federation of Psychiatric Users (WFPU). This was to establish an independent voice that guaranteed freedom from paternalism and influence of medical professionals and service providers.

This name was changed in 1997 to World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNUSP).   The group met biannually at WFMH conferences and in 1999, funding was successfully sought to establish WNUSP formally. An interim secretariat was established in Denmark and preparations and planning for the initial congress implemented. In July 2001, in Vancouver, the first independent General Assembly of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry was held.

2001 General Assembly Vancover

The second general assembly was held in Velje, Denmark

2004 General Assemby Denmark

The third general assembly was held in Kampala, Uganda

2009 General Assembly Kampala

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