EPA Fund for Ukraine
As part of the “EPA Network of Solidarity for Ukraine” actions undertaken in 2022, the EPA established the “Fund for Ukraine” to offer concrete support to psychiatrists and their patients in hospitals in Ukraine, encouraging National Psychiatric Association (NPA) Member organisations, as well as all EPA individual members, to join the EPA in this initiative by donating to the fund created for this specific purpose.
With the collected donations, the EPA has: (1) arranged for purchase, collection and transport of urgently needed medication to large psychiatric hospitals in Ukraine (the first shipment, fully funded by EPA, was sent on 17 March) and (2) donated funds to national charitable or humanitarian organisations, such as Caritas Poland, for the specific purchase of goods, other than medications, which were urgently needed. These goods have been conveyed by national charitable or humanitarian organisations to Ukrainian psychiatric hospitals via their already established channels.
All actions undertaken with collected funds in order to help both psychiatric patients and mental health professionals in Ukraine have been relayed via the EPA website and our newsletters to NPAs, EPA members and the mental health community at large.