COVID-19: International resources

Page last updated: 11 November 2020

This section details measures countries are taking to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak in mental health settings internationally.

It also includes resources for psychiatrists developed by international and national organisations, such as those produced by the American Psychiatric Association.

If you are aware of any other international resources or policies, please contact Agnes Raboczki, International Liason Manager at

This page will be updated as we receive more and new information. We encourage you to check it back regularly.

Managing mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Resources from the WHO

Other resources include:

COVID-19 mental health resources from the WPA and the WEF

The World Psychiatric Associates (WPA) invite all psychiatrists to share what they are doing to support their communities, so that they, in turn, can share it with their global network via their website. Their goal is to build a library of information that will be helpful to you. Some links to trusted sources and resources are already available.

Meanwhile, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has collected insights from people around the world on managing mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Webinar series

The Lancet Psychiatry, Mental Health Innovation Network, and United for Global Mental Health are running a series of weekly webinars designed to provide policy makers and the wider health community with the latest evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and how to address it. Sign up to the seminar series. Please email with any questions.

Details of previous and future webinars available here.

Other sources to access COVID-19 information

For the latest updates on COVID-19 worldwide, Johns Hopkins University developed an interactive map. You can also check the Public Health On Call COVID-19 podcasts, and COVID-19 experts Twitter.

Updated information from the WHO about COVID-19 is available through:

Other international resources per theme include:

COVID-19 Policy Watch

Public Health Information

Children and Young People


Human Rights



Mental Health Research

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