WNUSP - World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Notice to Membership of WNUSP September 2013

Date: 9 September 2013

Dear Members of World Network and friends

It is with great sadness that we announce the resignation of Moosa Salie from the Board. Moosa has contributed greatly to the growth of the Network in the past decade and we extend our deepest gratitude for his leadership, initiatives and hard work.

The Board of WNUSP continues with Jolijn Santegoeds and Salam Gomez as co-chairs. The 4 regions are represented as follows with some new appointments and changes:
In the Africa Region: Daniel Iga and Sam Badege are the voting delegates with Robinah Alambuya newly appointed as a deputy
In the Asia/Pacific Region: Mari Yamamoto and Jagannath Lamichhane  are the voting delegates with OhYong Kweon as a Deputy.
In the Europe Region: Jolijn Santegoeds as Co-Chair and Gabor Gombos are the voting delegates and Reinhold Hasel as deputy.
In the America’s Region, Salam Gomez as Co Chair and Alejandra Monge Arias are the voting delegates and Amy Smith as deputy.
Tina Minkowitz remains as the International Representative and nonvoting member of the Board.

The World Network of Users and Survivors continues to represent the voice of all users and survivors of psychiatry and people with psychosocial disabilities.

Yours Sincerely
Jolijn Santegoeds
Salam Gomez

Strengthen our Voices 2013

Important Notice to the WNUSP movement

WNUSP is an international representative network of the  voices of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry. Building on  the success of the past decade,  WNUSP embarks on a Project to further build our  global movement. It is called Strengthen Our Voices!

WNUSP has since 2001  internationally  challenged the invisibility, discrimination, social isolation and human rights violations of Users and Survivors of psychiatry. Strengthen our Voices! strives to ensure that the views and opinions of all Users and Survivors of psychiatry are respected and upheld. That our voices are meaningfully included on international platforms.

Most important is that WNUSP hear the voices of our movement.

During the first quarter of 2013, WNUSP will be sending out a questionnaire and asking you, our members of the movement, what your opinions and views are. We need your contact details so that you can participate in this important survey!

Notice to WNUSP Movement
Notice to WNUSP Movement, Spanish
Notice to WNUSP Movement, French
Notice to WNUSP Movement, Arabic

Introduction to WNUSP

WNUSP is an international organization of users and survivors of psychiatry.This small brochure gives a brief introduction to WNUSP, our history, our plans and how you can get involved. 

WNUSP and a New Human Rights Treaty

WNUSP had a unique opportunity to influence the direction of human rights and disability. We have been working alongside other international, regional and national disability organizations to advocate for an international human rights treaty (or “convention”) for people with disabilities.

WNUSP contact information

Read here for e-mail addresses to WNUSP board members. Feel free to contact WNUSP for further information, membership information or other questions.