Coronavirus pandemic: the role of Community psychologists in Europe

 

ECPA CALL TO ACTION #5 Join the CPs “Fridays for coping with the Coronavirus pandemic”

We invite you to join  our weekly CPs meetings. 31 participants across the world joined the conference call launched by Wolfgang Stark. See a short summary here. So it was decided that this could become a regular date for CPs. Each Fridays at 5pm (CET) Wolfgang Stark will host the meeting,  regularly updates of the meeting will be published here,  community psychologists  across Europe and the rest of the world are invited to join.

Next zoom-meeting will be on Friday, March 27, 5 pm. To attend please click on https://zoom.us/j/692277692  

 

ECPA CALL TO ACTION #4 Create a useful resource platform here

We Invite you to share tools, materials, and articles to create a resource platform for important tools to cope with the crisis on the psychosocial ground. We will collect them on our ECPA website . Send them by email to cinzia.albanesi@unibo.it or ecpa.psychassociation@gmail.com

 

ECPA CALL TO ACTION #3 Share your stories of fear and hope on ECPA FB page

We also invite you to share  our stories of fears and hopes  we experience in our countries at ECPAs facebook site.

 

ECPA CALL TO ACTION #2

JOIN THE CONFERENCE CALL LAUCHED BY WOLFGANG STARK ECPA-EFPA LIASON MEMBER

Dear community psychology colleagues and friends,
 
in one of the most disruptive times of our lifetime and in our societies there is no doubt that our ‘sense of community‘ and our ability for mutual support may become a crucial factor how we will cope with a situation we never experienced before. this will be especially true for the weakest groups in our societies (see https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/healthy-prescriptions/202003/combating-mental-health-pandemic and attachments)
 
this may be the time when community psychology will be able to prove if our competencies and tools will be useful for real problems both locally and in a global scale. at the same time we are called for creative and immediate action to strengthen our communities towards a challenge we never experienced before.
 
I wonder if you have similar thoughts and ideas. if so, I would like to invite you to share your ideas, concerns, action, and experiences on what community psychology and community psychologists could contribute to strengthen the ‚sense of community‘ facing isolation and social distance as a consequence of the corona pandemic.
 
if this makes sense to you, please join me for a community psychology zoom call on Friday, March 20, 5 pm (CET). let us share ideas on how we can be supportive as community psychologists both on a local and global level.
 
if you want to participate, please use the following link: https://zoom.us/j/168527013
 

 

ECPA  CALL TO ACTION #1

We invite Community Psychologists to use their professional networks and competencies to support communities’ adoption of safety behaviours, to share useful (verified) information, and to help people, in particular those who are more fragile (i.e. homeless people, digital immigrants), to cope with the quarantine related measures and the psychological impact of the emergency. If you have materials, documents that you think may be useful to be shared please send them to ecpa.psychassociation@gmail.com we will be happy to publish them on our website

EFPA INITIATIVES

EFPA has shared some guidelines and possible actions for psychologists to deal with the COVID-19 emergency in its member associations in its homepage

ECPA as an associate partner of EFPA recommends  Community Psychologists in Europe to follow the guidelines on personal protection, environmental countermeasures, social distancing countermeasures and travel-related countermeasures provided by ECDC. The website provides daily updates on the situation.

On EFPA page there are also links to other useful resources  related to the following topics:

Provision of first-line psychological support
Provision of online consultation
The psychological impact of quarantine – How to cope with quarantine/isolation
How do our Member associations deal with the crisis?

#besafe
#beresponsible
#stopcoronavirus