The conversation we need to have now: Education, Resilience & Mental Health
The impact of COVID-19 on mental health continues to be felt around the world as new variants continue to be found despite vaccine rollout programs beginning to show early signs of success. In this talk, I will present three waves of data from the UCL-Penn Global COVID Study collected between April to July 2020 (wave 1), October 2020 to January 2021 (wave 2) and the current wave, April to July 2021 (wave 3) to recognise the conversation we need to have now. I will share several key findings to date that speak to the impacts of multiple lockdowns on people’s physical and mental health and highlight a few key issues that are particularly pertinent now to rebuild back a stronger and more equal education system and society. I would like to invite audience members to reimagine the longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on mental health, education, and policy as a global citizen, as we discuss findings from various countries including the USA, Greece, Italy, Hong Kong and the UK. Before we meet, you can find out more about our on-going study here: www.GlobalCOVIDStudy.com.