13 May 2021, 4pm – 6.15pm
All participants are welcome, including from academia, government, policy makers, third sector organisations and the general public.
There is considerable concern about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health – both as a direct consequence of the disease, and due to the pandemic response e.g., lockdown, school closures, furlough, inadequate housing and economic insecurity.
Research is ongoing to understand the differential impact of the pandemic on the mental health of different population groups, including children and older people. Specifically there is a need to understand the role that structural inequalities play in mental health and to ensure the appropriate social policy and health service responses are funded and implemented as the longer-term consequences unfold.
This MRC IEU webinar will bring together key figures in the topic for a discussion of what we know and what needs further investigation.