Australian psychiatrist steers world body

Psychiatry is vital, but not sufficient, to meet global mental health needs, incoming World Psychiatric Association (WPA) president, Australia’s Professor Helen Herrman, says.

Professor Herrman (pictured), from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Melbourne, says partnerships with a range of organisations are required and the community needs to value mental health.

Formerly deputy president of the WPA, an umbrella organisation for national psychiatric associations, Professor Herrman took