Seminar Series: The Impact of Covid-19 on Mental Health Services: The WHO perspective. Zoom Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
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Can you provide some more details about addressing the mental health needs of older adult populations (home dwelling, conjugate accom, residential aged care etc.). Are there specific resources you would recommend esp. given both the age-range and the heightened risk profile
Dévora and WHO material is excellent.
Especially for mh is there any interaction with member states e.g. policy guidance, videoconferences and meetings, etc ?
Especially chase 2”
›Incredible work Devora, as services and approaches respond do you have any thoughts on how they can prepare for the recovery phase. Many colleagues here in the UK are thinking about the Thrive population MH approach as a helpful lever, do you have any thoughts on this?
Hi Leith here (MHCC ACT). What have you done regarding the digital divide? Physical distancing has required movement to phone/IT platforms for service provision. But some people don't have the capacity or don't trust the medium. Others don't live in accommodation which gives them privacy or safety in doing so. Do you have some advice here.
Leith again - also very young people cant engage very well with this
Phase 2 and long term physical distancing, shrinking SNs, as well as the economic impairments will be threaten particularly general population. Do you think some suggestions can be stupid in advance, e..g through International consulting with WHO?
Will WHO recommend nationally consistent approaches to ensure more balance between clinic based digital and in-person & home based assertive outreach for individuals and families living with severe & complex disorders who need them?
Daniel< NZ has an approach for older people in their own homes by having families adopt a person who lives along and include them into their isolation bubble. My wife and I have someone who is in our bubble. I can explain more if you email me.
thank you for a nice presentation. it looks like there have been made guidelines and interesting materials. in which way is it distributed towards the member countries? Is there meetings online with the government or health care committees? Right now MH is not in the focus. Are you in communication with governments in member countries to ensure correct policies and acts towards preventing an increase in MH issues in the population?
Thank you for a excellent presentation outlining the work of WHO in relation to MH. I am sorry I cannot remain for the full 2 hours appreciate the information provided which i will share with my organisation.
The comments on digital divide and fear of technology.What are everyone's thoughts about the recent development of cell phone proximity tracking?What effect on fear of unauthorized tracking this may have?
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Thank you - excellent resources
Hi Here is the link to the Wellness Together Portal. It was launched today with a variety of e-mental health resources for people living in Canada. It will continue to evolve in the coming days.
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Thanks for this interesting presentation. I would be interested in knowing if there is any WHO initiative to prevent suicide in this situation of isolation and confinement. We have seen that suicides could have been increasing and no specific services has been created.
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Thank you everyone, a very interesting discussion and presentation.
yes interesting to hear about initiatives to prevent suicide
Phase 2 and long term physical distancing, shrinking SNs, as well as the economic impairments will be threaten particularly general population. Do you think some suggestions can be studied in advance, e..g through International consulting with WHO?
Thank you for an excellent presentation and interesting aspects in the discussion
I'd like to hear about WHO recommendation on prison population who are further isolated? THanks
Thank you for this presentation and discussion