Staff mental health protection in time of pandemic

27 May 2020

14:30 - 15:30 CEST


Organised by the European Public Health Alliance and Mental Health Europe


Health and social services staff, human rights activists and staff working with vulnerable groups have been placed under exceptional stress by the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting their mental health and well-being.

The webinar explored self-help interventions and preventive measures for reducing psychological distress in crisis situations and how we can protect their mental health and well-being after this public health emergency

14:30 – 14:35 | Welcome and Introductions
  • Radost Zaharieva | Policy Coordinator for Health Inequalities, European Public Health Alliance
  • Marcin Rodzinka | Advocacy and Policy Officer, Mental Health Europe
14:35 – 14:42 | Ensuring NGO staff mental health protection for mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on human rights
  • Panos Douros | Psychologist and Livelihoods Officer at Human Rights 360 (Greece)
14:42 – 14:50 | Effective solutions to staff mental health protection

Interventions beyond the health sector. Self-help interventions and preventive measures for reducing psychological distress in crisis situations

  • Helena Manrique | Mental Health Coordinator, Doctors of the World (Spain)
14:50 – 15:00 | Sustainable health and safety policies for protecting social and mental health staff working with vulnerable groups. Practicing what we preach
  • Stephen Finlayson | Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra (UK)
15:00 – 15:07 | How can we protect mental health of frontline health professionals after the pandemic

The role and impact of the European health research programme. 

  • Paul De Raeve | General Secretary, European Federation of Nurses Associations
15:07 – 15:15 | The Psychological Burden on Healthcare Workers Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic. Protection and solutions
  • Prof. Elie Azoulay | Professor of Medicine, Speciality Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, European Society for Intensive Care Medicine
15:15 - 15:25 | Questions & Discussion
15:25 - 15:30 | Conclusion & Closing Remarks

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