6th Young Psychiatrists Network Meeting

On Behalf of the organizing committee of the 6th Young Psychiatrists Network Meeting we kindly invite you to join us for what promises to be a joyful and brainstorming meeting on September 28-30, 2017.

This is the 6th meeting we have been organizing, and we excited to have it as successful and interesting as previous ones. The conference titled “Art and Science of Mental Health” and aimed to invite different perspectives towards psychiatry, mental illnesses, mental health treatment and services.

We Are Very Excited to Spread This Message and looking forward to your active participation!


28-30th September 2017
one of the most beautiful Prague season.


Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice, Prague
one of the oldest and biggest functioning mental hospital in Europe.
Address of the venue: Ústavní 249, the closest bus stops: Katovická or Odra


The official language of the 6th YPN Meeting will be English.

Organized by



“Art and Science of Mental Health”

The meeting aims to put together different perspectives towards mental illness and mental health to broaden perspectives of participants towards their clinical practice.

Specific areas of interest are:

iconglobal mental health and provision of mental health care worldwide

icon mental health prevention and promotion

icon education, leadership and capacity building in mental health

icon ways to improve mental health provision

icon training in psychiatry in a fast developing globalized world

icon issue of power in mental health care and education

icon resilience, recovery and creativity of people with mental illnesses

icon fighting mental-health related stigma and empowering service users


We are happy to announce that the received grant also allows us to offer scholarships. Those who are struggling with attending the meeting because of financial reasons can now apply for free entrance and some help with travel costs.

To apply, please send an e-mail to the address: info@ypnm2017.cz , to the subject of email put Scholarship and include the following information:

  • Motivational letter (around 200 words) to tell us why we should support you.
  • Your CV
  • Your name, place of birth and place of residence.

DEADLINE for submissions is on 5th AUGUST. Thank you for spreading the word!


Course on Leadership and Professional Skills in Psychiatry and Neurology

Linked to the 6th Young Psychiatrists Network Meeting as a part of the „Art and Science of Mental Health”: Comprehensive Capacity Building Meeting of Young Psychiatrists National Institute of Mental Health, Prague, Czech Republic 25.-27. September 2017 Directed by Professor Norman Sartorius, Professor Pavel Mohr, Professor Cyril Höschl and Professor Jan Libiger.

This course is a great opportunity to learn how to make presentations or posters, read and write scientific articles, plan and conduct a research project, chair a conference session, develop a proposal for funding and deal with any other challenges. All participants must be mental health professionals and fluent in English. Altogether 20 applicants will be selected.


To apply you should send a curriculum vitae, motivational letter and signed recommendation letter from your institution to the email: info@ypnm2017.cz

Deadline for application is 5th August 2017.

All participants will be informed by 20 th August 2017.

The course is for free, accommodation and meals will be provided during the duration of the course. In case of any questions please contact us at: info@ypnm2017.cz

Call for submissions:


Bring the ART to the Art & Science of Mental Health!

 As part of the 6th Young Psychiatrists Network Meeting, we would like to hold an exhibition of Art in Mental Health, and we want YOUR submissions!

Are you an artist in your free time, and do you have some work about mental health? Do you work with art in mental health, and want to share pieces and information from your projects? Do you work with service users who benefit from doing art for their mental health, and would like to exhibit  their work?

Whether it‘s art on a canvas, a video of a performance or something else, we‘d love to exhibit it at the conference!

There will also be an option to auction the work during the conference, and proceeds would go to  “I add my chair to the circle” a Mental Health campaign in a Prague High School that aims to spread awareness and combat stigmatisation of mental disorders.

For more information and to register your interest, please get in touch with Daniela at danielakm64@hotmail.com by the 20th of August.

„Proti hluposti se bojovat musí, ale vyhrát se nedá!“ Jan Werich