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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
WHO World Health Organisation
WPA World Psychiatric Association
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.
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
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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