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Staff mental health protection in time of pandemic

WEBINAR

Organised by the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and Mental Health Europe (MHE)

27 May 2020

14:30-15:30 CET

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 will explore 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

 

Due to overwhelming interest in this event, registration is now closed. If you would like to receive the recording of the webinar and post-event materials, please register you details below

 

Key takeaways

  • Build your capacity to design and implement policies for staff mental health protection

  • Identify milestones and priorities for crisis management strategies

  • Contribute to ensuring that staff mental health and well-being becomes an integral part of the COVID recovery plan

  • Learn about inclusive mental health measures adapted to the needs of staff working with vulnerable groups

Programme Overview

1430 - 14:35 | Welcome and Introductions

Radost Zaharieva, Policy Coordinator for Health Inequalities, European Public Health Alliance and Marcin Rodzinka, Advocacy and Policy Officer, Mental Health Europe

14:35 - 14:42 | Ensuring NGO staff mental health protection for mitigating the impact of COVID19 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

Professor  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

Contact

Radost Zaharievha

Coordinator for Health Inequalities
Email: radost@epha.org

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