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Mental health and the pandemic: living, caring, acting!

What does it mean to live in a world defined by COVID-19 and to provide care in this pandemic age? This one-day, virtual event during the European Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 aims to highlight the mental health impact of COVID-19 along five themes - understanding – living – caring – responding – acting – by
  • giving a voice to those affected
  • illustrating what it means to live in a world defined by COVID-19; looking at the situation of different groups in our society, including people with pre-existing mental health problems and those providing care
  • sharing examples and promising practices
  • exploring what we know and what we need to understand better
  • discussing how to ensure that our health systems are well-equipped, now and in the future
Carmen Valle-Trabadelo, Technical Advisor in the Psychosocial Centre and co-chair of the IASC Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, is a panelist at this event. The event will bring together a wide array of speakers, including representatives from EU countries, the European Commission, European Parliament as well as from patient organisations, non-governmental organisations, health professionals, civil society and international organisations. The conference language will be English. Participation and registration is open to all. This is organized by the European Commission. Click here for more information and registration.