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Well-being in a pandemic: exploring the mental health impact of COVID-19

By Nuffield Foundation

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This webinar will explore the emerging evidence on the psychological and social experiences of adults in the UK during the COVID-19 outbreak and consider the policy options for mitigating the negative mental health impacts of the pandemic.

Drawing on contemporary research funded by the Nuffield Foundation and others, the panel will consider the patterns in people’s experience of mental health and well-being during the pandemic. Questions considered include:

  • To what extent are people’s mental health experiences linked to other adverse effects experienced during the pandemic, such as their financial circumstances and their experience of the virus itself?
  • Which groups of people are most at risk of poorer mental health during this time?
  • What can NHS England and the government do to meet the mental health needs of the population and to mitigate the mental, as well as physical, health impacts of COVID-19?

The webinar will feature the latest evidence from the UCL COVID-19 Social Study, led by Dr Daisy Fancourt, which is tracking the experiences of over 70,000 people in the UK each week. We will also draw on IFS research, presented by Xiaowei Xu on the mental health effects of the first two months of lockdown and social distancing, and consider the experiences of parents and carers living on low incomes during the pandemic, as evidenced by Professor Ruth Patrick’s Covid Realities research. James Sanderson from NHS England will provide insights from the NHS response.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with Molly Imrie, Events & Communications Officer (mimrie@nuffieldfoundation.org)

Speakers


  • Tim Gardam
    Chief Executive
    Nuffield Foundation
  • Cheryl Lloyd
    Programme Head, Education
    Nuffield Foundation
  • Dr Daisy Fancourt
    University College London
  • Xiaowei Xu
    Institute for Fiscal Studies
  • Professor Ruth Patrick
    University of York
  • James Sanderson
    Director of Personalised Care
    NHS England and Improvement

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Well-being in a pandemic: exploring the mental health impact of COVID-19

  • Tue, 29 September 2020 -
    Tue, 29 September 2020
  • 14:30 - 15:45 GMT

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