Resource List

ESCAP, along with the support of other associations have compiled a list of links that offer guidance and advice to psychiatrists, allied professionals, parents and caregivers, school staff and other professionals that are providing care and support during this time. We thank all the associations listed below who have taken the time to put these websites, documents and information packages together.

The following links are in English, we advise psychiatrists who are seeking specialised guidance in their own language to contact their national society or association; many of which can be found on our member page. Each link is indicated with ‘public’ or ‘professionals’, to explain if the link is steered towards advice for the public or professional health care workers. Many of these sites contain multiple articles on COVID-19, we suggest you visit their website as well as the links we provide below. 

If you would like to add to this list or have a comment, please contact our editor at

Anna Freud NCCF

 AACAP America Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (site currently under construction)

APA America Psychiatric Association

 ACAMH The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health

 BPS British Psychological Society

 BACP British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Carlat publishing

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress

Child Mind Institute


 Mental Health Foundation

Nursing license map

 Royal College of Psychiatry

 Save the Children


WHO World Health Organisation

 WPA World Psychiatric Association

 Other links:

Covibook – Supporting and Reassuring Children Round the World Public

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment by Zhejiang University School of Medicine, China. Professionals

L’encéphale online - Crise Covid-19: Recommandations pour les soignants et patients en santé mentale Professionals. Page in French.

MIND – Coronavirus and Your wellbeing Public

NICE – general guidelines on COVID-19 Public

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing Public

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing Public

Emerging Minds - Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 Public

Advice for managing the COVID-19 outbreak and the assocaited factors of mental distress for people with intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder with high and very high support needs Professionals

Online summer camps to keep kids entertained and educated virtually this summer Public

Calm through the crisis - free psychological services to help through the pandemic Public

COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression (Practical solutions) Public 

In collaboration with the European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry working group (EFPT-CAP)

Page update: 12th August 2020

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