6th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness
Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast

16-19 September 2014
Pathways to Rights


We are looking for committed and enthusiastic volunteers to support the Organising Committee and Social Committee during the week of the Congress. Volunteers will be provided with financial support for travel purposes to the Congress (subject to funding).  
If you are offered a volunteer position, you will be required to: 

1. Complete an Access NI (Police Check) form

2. Attend an Information & Training session on Saturday 30th August 2014, in Belfast 

Please ensure that you have the Job Description and the Personnel Specification and the application form in order to start the process. 

The closing date for submitting your application is Friday 4th July 2014 at 12 noon.  

Interviews are expected to be on the week of 21st July 2014. If you do not hear from us by this date, then please assume that you have not been successful in your application as we may not be able to individually reply to everyone.  

If you have any queries then please email us at michael.johnston@nidya.org  as we will only accept email queries.  


Organising Committee

Brian Symington, MBE. President.

Dr. Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij.  Co-President/ESMHD President.

Dr. Margaret du Feu,  OBE. Chair of Scientific Committee.

Renata Sarmento. Manager.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Margaret du Feu, Ireland, Chair
Dr. Ines Sleeboom-van Raaij, The Netherlands
Dr. María Gascón-Ramos, UK
Dr. Tiejo van Gent, The Netherlands
Dr. Johannes Fellinger, Austria
Dr. Otilia Rodrigues, Australia
Ana García García, Spain
Dr. Cathy Chovaz, Canadá
Dr. Benito Estrada, México
Dr. Lauri Rush, USA
Dr. Robert Pollard, USA
Professor Marleen Jansen, The Netherlands
Dr. Maria Cecilia Moura, Brazil
Dr. Katherine Rogers, UK
Dr. Joanna Kobosko, Poland

Contact Us

Please contact the organisers of WCMHD 2014 at:


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