Lunch Hour Lecture: First Justice, Then Pills: Re-imagining Mental Health in the Time of Covid

From the outset of the COVID pandemic, there have have been calls for attention to the mental health impacts of the crisis. Fears of a 'Tsunami' of psychiatric needs have pushed nations and perhaps the world, to prioritise mental health responses. This creates an opportunity for us to build mental health systems in ways that better respond to multiple pathways to distress, particularly those anchored to social inequalities. This talk presents a model for a political economy of global mental health in a time of COVID, that enables the development of mental health enabling communities (Burgess, 2013; Burgess & Matthias, 2017) at scale.

UCL's popular public Lunch Hour Lecture series has been running at UCL since 1942, and showcases the exceptional research work being undertaken across UCL.

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020
Speakers: Dr Rochelle Burgess, Deputy Director, UCL Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases at UCL

Free to attend, live stream or watch online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY7vFbAmvRA&t=11s
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