european psychiatric association

EPA Telepsychiatry Toolkit

Along the past decades, digital psychiatry has gained a constantly growing momentum and scientific evidence on feasibility, efficacy and cost-effectiveness of telepsychiatry is currently well established.

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, telemental health care has been widely adopted worldwide, as a rapid response to governmental decisions to comply with preventive measures and the need to ensure mental health care at a distance for psychiatric patients. However, in time of crisis, telepsychiatry has been set up mostly with rapid implementation approaches, sometimes without a proper training and often with access inequities.

Part 1 – Basics of Telepsychiatry composed of seven new videos by Prof. Umberto Volpe (Italy)  and Prof. Donald Hilty (USA)
Part 2 – Specific Issues in Telepsychiatry – composed of a Workshop recording from the EPA 2022 Virtual Congress entitled “Controversial Issues, Potential Risks and Solutions in Telepsychiatry” and a new video by Dr. Shalini Ahuja (United Kingdom)

This project aims to provide mental health professionals
with the basic standards of
telemental health care.
The up-to-date scientific literature and practical hints provided will give you an overview  of the components of high quality telemental health care services in different settings.

Interested? Register here!