The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) wishes to express our strong support for all College members, their families and friends who may be affected by the current devastating wave of COVID-19 cases in India.
The RANZCP is extremely concerned over the unfolding situation in India, and we are saddened by the exceptionally challenging circumstances being faced by so many in that country.
In a media release this week, the RANZCP has also called on the Australian Government to look at the current COVID-19 crisis through a humanitarian and compassionate lens, and consider all options to help Australians stranded in India.
We have also recently written to the Indian Psychiatric Society, to convey our support to our colleagues and to offer any practical support we can.
If you require more information or support, please see our list of mental health support services and refer to first steps to seek mental health support.
For all other expert mental health information visit Your Health in Mind, the RANZCP’s consumer health information website.