Staff mental health protection in time of pandemic

WEBINAR

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

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

 

Event Presentations

MEDICOS DEL MUNDO

PENUMBRA

HUMAN RIGHTS 360

EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF NURSES

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

On social media

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Panos Douros <a href="https://twitter.com/rights360?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@rights360</a> speaks eloquently of the stresses facing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/humanrights?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#humanrights</a> workers during <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a><br><br>abuse, domestic violence, panic attacks, <br>disruption of services were some of the challenges frontline staff have been dealing with</p>— EPHA (@EPHA_EU) <a href="https://twitter.com/EPHA_EU/status/1265624134723219456?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/penumbra_scot?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@penumbra_scot</a> also focused on ensuring that staff were supported in developing new skills. But it has been just as important to show how key they are to the organisation in the new circumstances they are facing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/staffmentalhealth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#staffmentalhealth</a></p>— EPHA (@EPHA_EU) <a href="https://twitter.com/EPHA_EU/status/1265634718780882947?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/MedicosdelMundo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MedicosdelMundo</a> have developed a useful checklist to support their staff and volunteers <br><br>"there is no one solution but everyone should work together and approaches should be integrated into our daily work" says Helena Manrique <a href="https://t.co/6LzmyaA35l">pic.twitter.com/6LzmyaA35l</a></p>— EPHA (@EPHA_EU) <a href="https://twitter.com/EPHA_EU/status/1265628732162703362?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great to see <a href="https://twitter.com/scf1072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@scf1072</a> talking about <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CHIME?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CHIME</a> principles during <a href="https://twitter.com/MHESME?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MHESME</a> webinar on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/staffmentalhealth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#staffmentalhealth</a> during <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#COVID19</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Covid_19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Covid_19</a> something our brilliant colleagues at <a href="https://twitter.com/SRN_Tweet?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SRN_Tweet</a> know quite a bit about 😀 <a href="https://t.co/FROYlHOpUZ">https://t.co/FROYlHOpUZ</a></p>— Penumbra (@penumbra_scot) <a href="https://twitter.com/penumbra_scot/status/1265647847153770507?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"We need to take care of those who care" says Paul de Raeve <a href="https://twitter.com/EFNBrussels?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EFNBrussels</a> <br><br>We are facing the same situation as Florence Nightingale, who founded modern nursing, did during the Crimean War</p>— EPHA (@EPHA_EU) <a href="https://twitter.com/EPHA_EU/status/1265631077445623808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Supporting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/staffmentalhealth?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#staffmentalhealth</a> is ultimately a matter of political will concludes <br>says Radost Zaharieva <a href="https://twitter.com/EPHA_EU?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EPHA_EU</a> <br><br>The new Health Programme announced by the <a href="https://twitter.com/EU_Commission?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@EU_Commission</a> is an opportunity to address these issues says Marcin Rodzinka <a href="https://twitter.com/MHESME?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MHESME</a></p>— EPHA (@EPHA_EU) <a href="https://twitter.com/EPHA_EU/status/1265640187251621891?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 27, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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