The tools and resources on this page have been collated from varying countries and regions. Many online resources are now more widely available for use due to COVID-19. The inclusion of a resource on this page does not constitute an endorsement by IASP. If you wish to collaborate with us, please contact us directly at admin@iasp.info.


Every Mind Matters – NHS – UK provides expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Create a Mind Plan by answering 5 quick questions to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control. Or find general support related to low modd, stress, anxiety or sleep.
Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network – June 2020. There is much that is still emerging in terms of the psychosocial and mental health consequences for the diverse populations affected by this emergency. This toolkit of MHPSS technical resources is based on what is currently available and will be updated as additional resources become available.
Zero Suicide Alliance – UK. The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaboration of National Health Service trusts, charities, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The ZSA have launched a brand new training module to give you the skills to support someone who is struggling with loneliness and isolation.

The JED Foundation – USA. The Foundation works to equip America’s teens and young adults with the skills and support they need to grow into healthy, thriving adults. JED’s Coronavirus Mental Health Resource Guide provides resources and tips to students, teens and young adults, parents & guardian, high school professionals and higher education professionals to cope with sudden changes, anxiety, fear and loss during this time.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – USA. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) has compiled a selection of web pages and information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. These resources are a selection from key organizations in the field. The resource center will be updated as new resources become available.

Let’s Talk -Australia
The Let’s Talk program is implemented in schools & businesses and a fundamental part of the program is ‘4 Steps to Connect & Care During Difficult Times’.
WellbeingAndCoping – UK
A collaboration between 4 Mental Health and NHS England has developed a new WellbeingAndCoping website offering free calming and practical advice for anyone emotionally struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

#InThisTogether – Australia
Together with mental health organisations, experts and leaders, the Australian Governments’ Mental Health Commission has developed #InThisTogether – a national conversation sharing practical tips online to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during COVID-19.

LivingWorks Start – Worldwide
LivingWorks Start teaches trainees to recognize when someone is thinking about suicide and connect them to help and support. LivingWorks Start teaches valuable skills to everyone 13 and older and requires no formal training or prior experience in suicide prevention.
Mapa Saúde – Brazil
Mapa Saúde – Brazil provides details of public mental health services available nationwide, in addition to free or voluntary reception and care services provided by NGOs, philanthropic institutions, school clinics, among others.
The goal is to bring mentally ill people together with the care services available online or in their region. Some services were made especially to help people during the covid-19 pandemic. 
Facebook, Instagram and Instituto Vita Alere – Brazil
Facebook, Instagram and Instituto Vita Alere launched an initiative to promote mental health during the period of social isolation that already affects millions of Brazilians. The official accounts of Instituto Vita Alere on Facebook and Instagram , in addition to the website  
vitaalere.com.br , will share tips on resilience and mental health. Materials are aimed at families, adolescents, the elderly and people in the COVID-19 risk groups.
National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety in Mental Health – UK
has extended their national suicide prevention support role to include responding to local area’s concerns specific to the pandemic. Support will be:
providing local areas with quality-assured publications regarding COVID-19 and mental health/suicide prevention; discussing challenges and providing advice on suicide prevention concerns via email contact and virtual interactive webinars; and facilitating shared learning by linking mental health providers/local areas together.

iFight Depression Tool – EU
The European Alliance Against Depression’s tool is normally only to be used in combination with professional guidance by doctors or psychological psychotherapists. As many are affected by the corona virus must stay at home and general practitioners may reach their capacity limits, the tool is temporarily accessible without guidance.
Beyond Blue Online Forum – Australia
Is dedicated COVID-19 online forum for people to share their concerns and connect online to support one another.

Staying Safe – UK
the Staying Safe website provides information on how to make a safety plan. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are supporting someone else, it may help to make a safety plan to use if you need it.
RUOK? The Mateship Manual – Australia
Released nationally in the wake of COVID-19, a revised version of the R U OK? Mateship Manual is a practical resource providing steps to help understand and respond to someone experiencing mental health crisis or suicide related distress. It has been updated with support and guidance from people with lived experience of trauma and crisis.
Psychological Support Initiatives – Romania
In light of COVID-19, the scope of the national suicide crisis line has been adapted to support those effected by the pandemic.
SANE Online Forum – Australia
SANE’s active online forum is aimed at unpacking fact from fiction about COVID-19 and providing self-care strategies.