Mental Health and COVID-19 Resources for the Public and Health Care Professionals

Given its commitment to mental health, especially during the coronavirus outbreak, Trimbos Institute has posted a number of related resources with information about the coronavirus, how to support clients, and how to stay mentally healthy yourself. You can find the link to the list of resources Trimbos has compiled here. As the RECOVER-E project team, we would also like to pass along those resources to you.


World Health Organization (WHO)
Mental Health Considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak
Q&A on mental health during COVID-19
Call to Action
The World Health Organization offers guidance and recommendations for mental health and well-being for the general population, caregivers, and parents. 

European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
COVID-19 Resource Center
EPA’s shared recommendations for maintaining good mental health and additional resources.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
Coronavirus and emerging infectious disease outbreaks response 
This resource includes information about how to support the health and well-being of those impacted by COVID-19. There are resources for providers, families, leaders, and more.

Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak
IASC’s article focuses on mental health and psychosocial support during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Harvard, Global Mental Health
COVID-19 Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Resources
This site has a collection of reports, webinars, podcasts, and research about maintaining mental health during the pandemic.

Fundación Mundo Bipolar
COVID-19 Flyer 
This infographic shares tips on staying safe and ways to cope while social distancing.
United Nations (UN)
Policy Brief – Call to Action
This document outlines the UN’s call for mental health action around COVID-19.
7 Insights into Community-Based Mental Health Responses to COVID-19.
Ember has researched community-based mental health initatives around the globe. Their findings are summarized in the article above. Click here to read the full report.


Black Dog Institute
Resources for anxiety, stress & well-being
Supporting your mental health while working from home
Self-care planning
Black Dog Institute has compiled a variety of evidence-based tools to help manage mental health – from anxiety to young people to working from home.  

World Health Organization (WHO)
Looking after mental health
How to cope with stress during the outbreak
How to help children cope with stress during the outbreak
The World Health Organization offers guidance and recommendations for mental health and well-being for the general population, caregivers, and parents.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak
SAMHSA provides tips on how to care for your health including what to expect during an outbreak and practical tips on how to educate and advocate for yourself.

National Health Service (NHS)
Mental health while staying at home
NHS provides tips on things you can do to maintain your mental well-being while staying at home during the pandemic.
Coronavirus and your well-being
Mind lists some of the ways coronavirus can affect you and how to cope with the ways your life may have changed.

Mental Health Europe (MHE)
8 ways to look after your mental health
Responding to COVID-19, Interview with Guadalupe Morales
MHE provides suggestions on how to take care of your mental health to better cope with coronavirus-related stress and uncertainty.


Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress US (CSTS)
Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Personnel during Coronavirus and other Infectious Disease Outbreaks
The CSTS discusses challenges specific to healthcare professionals during the coronavirus outbreak and the special care required to support their mental well-being.

US Departments of Veteran Affairs
Managing Healthcare Workers’ Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak
This article discusses how to manage healthcare worker stress and boost emotional resilience related to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emergency Responders: Tips for taking care of yourself
The CDC provides tips for how emergency responders can manage the stress related to COVID-19.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Guidance for clinicians responding to COVID-19
This link shares a number of resources to guide psychiatrists and other mental health professionals during the COVID-19 outbreak.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Long-Term Care Facilities
Here, you will find recommendations by the WHO about coronavirus prevention, response, and care.


European Federation for Psychologists
EFPA has posted guidelines and actions for psychologists in Europe in response to the coronavirus. They also list additional resources.

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS)
Taking Care of Patients During the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Guide for Psychiatrists
CSTS gives advice to psychiatrists on how to take care of clients during the outbreak. 

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
This resource provides information about providing mental health and psychosocial support to medical staff, volunteers, and communities during the COVID-19 outbreak.

American Psychological Association (APA)
Advice for psychology supervisors and trainees on caring for patients during the COVID-19 crisis.
The APA gives advice about how psychology supervisors can care for their clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For practical tips on supporting clients and yourself during this time, please visit the Trimbos website for more information. 

You can also find a link to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus here. You will also find resources to help with anxiety, depression, and social consequences of Corona as well as information on how to stop smoking and using drugs during this time.