Dialogue | Covid-19 and our mental health

 Registration is closed for this event
The second event in the Dialogues on the time of Covid-19 Spring series, will be looking at the impact the pandemic has had on our mental health.


These dialogues will be delivered remotely via Zoom

Tuesday 23rd of February 
8:15pm - 9:45pm

The pandemic has had a profound impact on our mental health and emotional well-being. The relationships and social networks that we all depend on have been severely curtailed and changed. These changes have led to loneliness, depression and despair, to increased tensions in relationships, even violence, and a surge in suicide attempts. Health professionals have themselves been deeply affected by the pressures and anxieties they face but may be reluctant to seek help, thus worsening their mental health. 

Dame Clare Gerada, GP in South London, Medical Director of the NHS Practitioner Health Programme and author of “Beneath the White Coat: Doctors, Their Minds and Mental Health”, will be in dialogue with the psychoanalyst Anne Patterson, consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy. The event will be chaired by the psychoanalyst Anuradha Menon, consultant in medical psychotherapy and liaison psychiatry.

These dialogues will be held live on Zoom and will also be made available the following day for  24 hours to all registered participants. This is to allow for international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this, the recording will no longer be available. 


Concession tickets are available, for students, BPAS candidates and NHS trainees. Please email outreach@iopa.org.uk if you are unsure if you qualify for a concession ticket.

REFUND POLICY: Tickets are fully refundable until 14 days before the event, after which time no refunds will be issued

Views and opinions expressed by speakers are their own and do not represent the views or opinions of the Institute, event organisers or other speakers.

February 23rd, 2021 8:15 PM through  9:45 PM
Online via Zoom
United Kingdom
If selected, only members with the status New, Current or Grace and those that have a website account will be able to register for this event.