19 May 2020

Register now: Webinar “Staff mental health protection in time of pandemic”

Health and social services staff, human rights activists and staff working with vulnerable groups have been placed under exceptional stress by the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting their mental health and well-being.


Join us to explore self-help interventions and preventive measures for reducing psychological distress in crisis situations and how we can protect their mental health and well-being after this public health emergency.


Key takeaways

  • Build your capacity to design and implement policies for staff mental health protection
  • Identify milestones and priorities for crisis management strategies
  • Contribute to ensuring that staff mental health and well-being becomes an integral part of the COVID recovery plan
  • Learn about inclusive mental health measures adapted to the needs of staff working with vulnerable groups



14:30 – 14:40 | Welcome and Introductions

Radost Zaharieva, Policy Coordinator for Health Inequalities, European Public Health Alliance and Marcin Rodzinka, Advocacy and Policy Officer, Mental Health Europe


14:40 – 14:50 | Effective solutions to staff mental health protection

Interventions beyond the health sector. Self-help interventions and preventive measures for reducing psychological distress in crisis situations  Helena Manrique, Mental Health Coordinator, Doctors of the World (Spain)


14:50 – 15:00 | Sustainable health and safety policies for protecting social and mental health staff working with vulnerable groups. Practicing what we preach.

Stephen Finlayson, Head of Innovation and Improvement, Penumbra (UK)


15:00 – 15:10 | How can we protect mental health of frontline health professionals after the pandemic. The role and impact of the European health research programme.

Paul De Raeve, General Secretary, European Federation of Nurses Associations


15:10 – 15:20 | Questions & Discussion


15:20 – 15:30 | Closing remarks


For any enquiries, please contact Marcin Rodzinka, Advocacy and Policy Officer at Mental Health Europe, marcin.rodzinka@mentalhealtheurope.org.

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