Nottingham Digitally Engaged: Mental health and Covid-19: The future

As part of the Institute for Policy and Engagement’s “Nottingham Digitally Engaged 2020” fortnight, this panel will offer insight from professionals and academics on the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted mental health.

As the country enters its second lockdown and we face the impact of the winter months on our NHS services and the nation’s wellbeing, can we look ahead and predict where the challenges and opportunities lie?

A panel of experts from the Institute of Mental Health will be discussing the impact of Covid-19 on our mental and physical health, the wellbeing of the nation’s workforce and how the pandemic has required a new way of thinking to solve healthcare and technological problems.

It will l delve into the effects of multi-morbidity, the link between physical and mental health problems, the impact of schemes such as the furlough programme and how digital and technological developments can support us in the future.

Nottingham Digitally Engaged 2020

The Institute for Policy and Engagement presents a fortnight of online events designed to explore recent developments in both policy and public engagement. In a world increasingly connected through digital means this online version of the annual Nottingham Engaged Conference brings together a mix of internal and external expertise. Join us to discover new approaches, share your experiences, participate in debates and ensure you are aware of the factors impacting these fields. Topics to be included build on our past programmes and are delivered in the context of the UK’s departure from the EU, the global pandemic and a new age for digital engagement.

Speaker Profiles:

Chair: Prof Roshan das Nair, Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Uni of Nottingham

Dr Juliet Hassard, Occupational Psychology, University of Nottingham

Dr Aislinn Bergin, Research Fellow, Mindtech

Dr Sam Malins, Clinical Psychologist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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