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  • American 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.

  • European Psychiatric 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 specialised sections.

  • European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees

    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

    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 political development.

  • Sociedad Española de Psiquiatría (SEP)

    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.

  • UEMS 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.

  • UEMS Section and Board of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    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

    VSO is the world's leading independent, international development charity that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.

  • World Health Organisation

    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 printed.

  • 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.

  • Project 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.

  • World Psychiatric Association

    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 much more.

  • WPA Electronic Bulletin

    Psychiatrists can sign up to receive a monthly Bulletin from the WPA which also accesses the WPA web site.

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