Next Generation Europe - A Recovery Plan for Children, Adolescents and their Families

Next Generation Europe - A Recovery Plan for Children, Adolescents and their Families

ESCAP Policy Statement
How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting the mental health of children and adolescents?

How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting the mental health of children and adolescents?

COVID-19 mental health resources
European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Journal

European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Journal

View the September issue
What did we learn at our previous congresses?

What did we learn at our previous congresses?

See all past ESCAP congresses
Meet our National Member Societies

Meet our National Member Societies

Click to explore all 34 member countries
The second ESCAP CovCAP survey now published

The second ESCAP CovCAP survey now published

View article online

ESCAP latest news

ESCAP's purpose is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families throughout Europe. To do so, we are constantly working on initiatives based on research, clinical and policy, as well as orgnaising events and educational programs to nurture child and adolescent psychiatry at all levels. Our current projects are:

  • ESCAP and the European Commission: we have reached out to various European Commission members to take a stand on mental health and illness in children and adoelscents across Europe. Find out more.
  • Congratulations to Professor Joerg Fegert for being selected as ESCAP President-Elect, he'll become ESCAP president in 2023.
  • We'd like to thank all the amazing speakers Carmen Schroder, Samuele Cortese, Argyris Stringaris, Vera Clemens and David Nutt for their very current and stimulating talks at the Expert Day. Thanks to all those who registered and took part in the day, remember you still have time to register and watch on-demand. Find out more.
  • A huge thank you to Asilay Seker from EFPT, Peter Deschamps from UEMS-CAP, Kostas Kotsis (ESCAP board member), Johannes Hebebrand (ESCAP board member), Paul Klauser and Alexis Revet (Research Academy advisors) for the amazing organisation on a successful ESCAP, UEMS-CAP and EFPT Training Day 2021. We thank all speakers and moderators who made this a fruitful and fascinating learning experience for all.
  • Joerg Fegert and Johannes Hebebrand both gave talks on the impact of COVID-19 on child and adolescent psychiatry at the ESCAP Expert Day, you can view their talks for free here
  • ESCAP launch its policy statement on Next Generation Europe - A recovery Plan for Children, Adolescents and their Families
  • The second stage of the CovCAP survey Unfolding COVID-19 crisis: implications for child and adolescent psychiatry is now online and published in the ECAP journal. We'd like to thank all those who took part and the consortium members.
Aims

Aims

Accoring to its status, ESCAP pursues the following aims: 

  • To promote mental health of children and adolescents in Europe
  • To increase quality of life among children and families
  • To ensure children's reight for healthy development and wellbeing

View our Bylaws

Goals

Goals

The goals of ESCAP are:

  • To foster the European knowledge and skills in child psychiatry
  • To facilitate and extent the bonds between European countries in mental health issues
  • To spread the results of research and experiences by publishing reports and organizing scientific conferences an meetings and to collaborate with international organizations with the same or related aims
Divisions

Divisions

ESCAP has three devisions:

ECAP Journal

 

ECAP October issue

I’m not alone,’ said the boy. ‘I’ve got a puppy

In this issue’s editorial, Nadia Micali brings out the pet lover in us all by reflecting on the interesting study by Crawford et al. in which they used the ALSPAC longitudinal cohort to determine the early life effects of pet ownership on childhood psychopathology. “Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” was the projects motives. Micali carefully treads through the findings and offers some constructive points as to the potential positive and negative effects of pet ownership in childhood. 

Read her full editorial for more information.

 

View the complete issue

Latest news

Perceived impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic on child and adolescent psychiatric services after 1 year (February/March 2021): ESCAP CovCAP survey

European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry Journal

"In April 2020, the European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) Research Academy and the ESCAP
Board launched the first questionnaire of the CovCAP longitudinal survey to estimate the impact of COVID-19 on child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) services in Europe. In this brief report, we present the main findings from the second questionnaire of the survey, one year after the COVID-19 pandemic began to hit Europe (i.e., February/March 2021)...."

Read the article

ESCAP and the European Commission: Call for action

Mental health and illness of children and the long way back after COVID-19

"In July 2021, ESCAP policy division lead professor Joerg Fegert and president professor Dimitris Anagnostopoulos sent letters to various European Commission departmental members to reiterate the powerful impact COVID-19 is having on our children, adolescents, and their families. These follow on from previous exchanges with EU president Ursula von der Leyen, and ESCAP Policy Statements in April 2020 and March 2021 on the initial and continual impact of COVID-19 on children and adolescents throughout Europe...." 

Read the article

Who we are 

The European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ESCAP) is a not-for-profit association whose purpose is to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children, adolescents and their families. As well as to improve the quality of their lives and to ensure children’s right for support to healthy mental development and for appropriate preventive and therapeutic mental health services and interventions.

About ESCAP

ESCAP Community

Our national member societies

19th International Forum on Mood & Anxiety Disorders

VIRTUAL
22-24 July 2021

 

16th International Research Training Seminar

Rome, Italy
5-10 September 2021

Visit the website