From One Global Pandemic to a Second, the Emerging Mental Health Pandemic

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2021-10-11

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Abstract

The Keynote presentation, briefly covers the start and some implications of Covid-19 since it first emerged. A brief description of how the lockdown impacted the author and goes on to discuss the emerging Global Mental Health pandemic. The WHO Mental Health Action Plan is discussed and argues the medical model wasn't working before the Covid-19 pandemic and that evidence is growing to show that non medical, local and culturally sensitive interventions, such as the Friendship Bench and Mental Health Resilience, is effective. Additionally it is far less costly then medical and pharmacological treatment and is therefore perhaps better suited for use for sustainable mental health care globally

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Global, Mental Health, Pandemic

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Illingworth, P. (2021) From One Global Pandemic to a Second, the Emerging Mental Health Pandemic. GPH 2021

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Mary Seacole Research Centre