The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted people’s physical health but also mental health, generating stress and anxiety throughout the population. The introduction of quarantine and other behavioural preventive measures has affected people’s usual activities, social connections, routines and livelihoods. All this can increase levels of loneliness, depression, alcohol and drug misuse, and self-harm or suicidal ideation. Europe is gradually loosening confinement policies, but its effects on the mental health and well-being of the general population, health professionals, and vulnerable people could remain for a long time. What are Europe and health systems doing to respond to the mental health impacts? And what plans are there for future delivery of mental health services?
Date & Time
Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at 13.30 Brussels time
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.
The webinar is free and open to the public. The system used is Zoom.