The effects of COVID-19 on our mental well-being: A global study.
Opening the International Mental Health Festival, an interactive panel will be held to discuss the latest findings of the COH-FIT study. This is the Collaborative Outcomes study on Health and Funding during Infection Times.
The COH-FIT study is an international survey regarding the coronavirus outbreak which involves over 100,000 participants from 30 plus countries. This is a three-part longitudinal study, with data collected during the first wave of the pandemic (stage completed), 12 months into the pandemic, and finally, after the COVID-19 pandemic. This project aims to identify individuals at high risk of developing physical and mental health issues during infection times and identify risk and protective factors which could inform guidance in any future pandemics.
Program director Mischa Selis, COH-FIT project leads Professor Christoph Correll and Dr Marco Solmi, leading researcher Professor Peter Kinderman and psychiatrist Professor Therese van Amelsvoort, will be discussing the preliminary findings from this study and answering questions on this project. This discussion will be moderated by Assistant Professor Mark Kawakami.
- 19:00 - 19:15
- Opening of the International Mental Health Festival 2020
- 19:15 - 21:00
- Main Event
- The Effects of COVID-19 on our mental well-being - A global study
- Professor Christoph CorrellProfessor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine
- Professor Peter KindermanProfessor of Clinical Psychology
Peter Kinderman is head of the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society at the University of Liverpool. Peter is also a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the university and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Merseycare NHS Trust.
Peter’s research focusses on serious and enduring mental disorders including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. His work often considers how psychological science can be used to inform policy at higher levels.
In his career, Peter has also been the Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology, a member of the Department of Health’s Mental Health Advisory Board, a member of the Health Professions Council’s Professional Liaison Group for applied psychology, and a member of the Advisory Panel of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency. Professor Kinderman has also been a consultant to the BBC Headroom campaign and has contributed to several broadcasts in the field of mental health, most notably hosting a two-episode BBC Horizon piece exploring the role of diagnosis in mental health.
- Professor Therese van AmelsvoortPsychiatrist
Professor Therese van Amelsvoort is a trained psychiatrist who specialises in young people, intellectual disabilities, psychosis. She has worked in London, at King’s College, and in the Netherlands, in Amsterdam, Maastricht and Virenze.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: 04 Nov 2020
- Time: 13:00 - 14:30