The World Congress for Mental Health 2017 of the World Federation for Mental Health was held in New Delhi from the 2nd to 5th November 2017 at the Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi. The theme of the Congress befittingly was – Partnerships for Mental Health.
With the multiple tracks and sub-themes that the Congress offered, in addition to prominent psychiatrists, mental health and other health professionals as Key Scientific speakers, others who spoke at the Congress include: Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, Minister of Science & Technology Dr Harshvardhan, Minister of Tourism & Culture Dr Mahesh Sharma; Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Swami Nakshatra from the Isha Foundation, Cine Star Deepika Padukone, and prominent sportspersons and other celebrities. There was also retrospect of Indian cinema as well as other public functions. The Congress culminated in the Delhi Declaration on the Mental Health of Youth and the Next Generation.
The Lt Governor of Delhi Sh Anil Bajpai was the Patron of the Congress.