EHMA Webinar – COVID-19 and mental health: reflection on individuals, organizations and health systems

Date & Time

Friday, October 9, 2020, at 12:30 PM Brussels Time


Join EHMA for World Mental Health Week to hear about the management of mental health services during COVID. With a focus on Serbia, we will discuss the impact on European mental health services caused by COVID.

With increasing reports of elevated rates of stress and anxiety across the community, and mental health and well-being of frontline workers also being compromised, Europe must see the management of mental health as a key part of the response to the COVID pandemic. 


 Marcin Rodzinka

Marcin Rodzinka is Advocacy & Policy Officer at Mental Health Europe, joined in 2018. He previously worked at the Jagiellonian University and the National Institute of Public Health in Poland. At MHE, he focuses on transparency, prevention and health systems. He co-authored articles published in Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research and BMC Health Services Research. He is also an author of the report “Shedding light on transparent cooperation in healthcare: The way forward for sunshine and transparency laws across Europe”. Marcin holds a Master’s degree in Public Health – Health Economics and Governance of Health Systems from the Jagiellonian University Medical College in Cracow.

Marija Jevtic

Marija Jevtic is full professor at University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Medicine, specialist in Hygiene (Public Health) at the  Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina with subspecialisation in medical ecology. She is research collaborator at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Research Centre on Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health; associate member of the Academy of Medical Sciences Serbian Medical Society. She is President of the Environment and health Section European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and she has 25 years experience in the research and education process and advocacy in public health and environment and health. She is Group analytic therapist and System Psychodynamic Organizational Consultant.


The impact of COVID-19 on mental, neurological and substance use services – Results of a rapid assessment, a WHO Publication

Living with COVID-19 – International studies by the University of Applied Sciences Emden / Leer

Practical information

The webinar is free and open to the public. The system used is Zoom.