FLAD is holding a new webinar this Wednesday, at 6 pm, on the impact on Mental Health of the confinement enacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to discuss strategies for the future.

The COVID-19 pandemic imposed on us the first known experience of mandatory confinement for the entire population. Social Isolation and the latent threat environment have had (and continue to have) a strong impact on our well-being, particularly on our mental health, also aggravated by the economic and social crisis we are experiencing.

How is this pandemic affecting our emotions? How can we manage this environment marked by distancing? How can we deal with the fear of contamination and the need to protect ourselves and our families?

To help find answers to these and other questions, the second edition of FLAD’s webinars – which takes place this Wednesday, June 24, at 6:00 pm – is dedicated to the important theme of mental health: What’s next for Mental Health: Coping with COVID-19.

The conversation will be moderated by journalist Maria Elisa Domingues and brings together an important panel in the area of mental health, on both sides of the Atlantic:

  • Miguel Xavier – Psychiatrist, Full Professor of Mental Health and President of the Scientific Council of the Nova Medical School. He has been Director of the Portuguese National Mental Health Program since 2008.
  • Teresa Maia – Psychiatrist and Head of the Psychiatry Service and Director of the Department of Mental Health of the Fernando Fonseca Hospital. She is the ARSLVT’s Regional Mental Health Coordinator and is part of ARSLVT’s crisis office.
  • Henrique Barreto –Clinical Psychologist and Assistant of Clinical Psychology at the Adult Psychiatry Service of the Hospital Center of Western Lisbon, is part of the Monitoring and Execution Commission of the Compulsive Hospitalization Regime 20-23.
  • Margaret Lanca – Neuropsychologist, is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Director of Neuropsychology at Cambridge Health Alliance and President of the Massachusetts Psychological Association.

The conference will take place through the Zoom platform.
You can take part for free by simply signing up via this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3815924948161/WN_jaDx9izHSDKlgOPcIBgFVw

We’ll wait for you on Wednesday.

See you soon!