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Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society
with over 38,000 U.S. and international members. Its purpose is to
promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental
disorders and their families; promote psychiatric education and
research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and
serve the professional needs of its membership.
Association (EPA) is an international association
of psychiatrists in Europe, with members in 58 countries (including
the associate members from non-European countries). Its purpose is
to further high standards of clinical care, teaching and research
across the continent. It organises a yearly congress, and has many
European Federation of
This website contains information about the history,
constitution, policies and office-bearers of the European
Federation of Psychiatric Trainees. There are some links to other
sites relevant to trainees.
UEMS Section and Board of Psychiatry The European Union (UE)
officially recognizes Medical Specialist Sections and Boards (MS).
The Section for (Adult) Psychiatry gathers information and
clarifies the state of development of psychiatry in EU countries.
Its role is a quality assurance organisation, setting standards by
stimulating the process of development in member countries.
Médecins du Monde is a medical, humanitarian, non-governmental
organisation which provides aid to vulnerable people in the world
with the help of volunteer health professionals. Their projects
take place both in developing and developed countries and their
goal is to provide medical assistance to vulnerable populations,
whether in emergency situations arising from political or natural
catastrophes, or from the long-term effects of economic and
Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría
This is the website for the Spanish Psychiatric Association.
UEMS Union of
European Medical Specialists (European Union of Medical
Specialists) is an association of professional
organisations representing medical specialists in EU countries. The
main objectives are: promotion of high quality specialist training,
medical practice and health care; the promotion of free movement of
specialist doctors within the EU; and the representation of medical
specialist profession to EU authorities.
Section of Psychiatry
The Section sees its role as a quality assurance organisation,
setting standards by stimulating the process of development in
member countries. It is thus left to the professional bodies of the
individual countries to use the standards and recommendations
internally, so as to achieve the goals with their respective
members and government authorities.
Section and Board of Child and Adolescent
The objectives of the Child and Adolescent Section are to
support the free movement of specialists; recommend the standards
required for specialist training in child and adolescent
psychiatry; recommend minimum criteria to which the training
centres should conform and aspire, etc.
VSO is the world's leading independent, international
development charity that works through volunteers to fight poverty
in developing countries.
This website gives information and further links to activities
of WHO in the area of mental health. Of particular interest may be
pdf versions of hundreds of WHO documents to be downloaded or
WHO European Ministerial Conference on Mental Health: Facing the
Challenges, Building Solutions
Ministers of health from 52 European countries met in Helsinki,
Finland, 12–15 January 2005, to agree on action to be taken. The
conference was part of WHO/Europe's response to Member States'
growing concerns about mental health. At the Conference,
representatives of Member States discussed the status of mental
health in the WHO European Region and agreed on a declaration and
action plan with measures for improvement. PDF versions of those
documents are available on the WHO website.
ATLAS of WHO
This interactive website gives access to the WHO ATLAS database
of mental health situation in 191 countries. It allows creation and
downloading of coloured maps tables and charts comparing countries
and also a 2-3 page country profile for each country.
Tropical Health and Education
Trust (THET) is the UK support organisation for
Health Links between health institutions in Africa, Asia and
elsewhere in the world, and their counterparts in the UK.
The WPA is the worldwide organisation of psychiatric societies.
It's website for professionals and the public gives access to
global activities, information, education programmes, scientific
sections, publications including World Psychiatry, conferences and
Psychiatrists can sign up to receive a monthly Bulletin from the
WPA which also accesses the WPA web site.
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