The impact of COVID-19 on mental health: learning global lessons across the life course to prepare for future pandemics

Oli Sparasci, Tamsin Ford, Richard Williams, Nusrat Husain

75 minutes


July 2023

Congress webinar 2023


This session will explore three current areas of the psychological impacts of COVID-19 including:

The impact of COVID-19 on the psychological wellbeing of people living in Pakistan

Lessons for pandemic preparedness: learning from the impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare staff

The Impact of COVID-19 on children and young people

The session will include three academic psychiatrists with particular expertise in each area, providing three unique perspectives. 

This session will also highlight the breadth of challenges that are currently being faced within the UK and globally whilst also allowing time for discussion of how we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic to improve our response to future such events.


This session aims to:

- Highlight the impact that COVID-19 has had on mental health in Pakistan.

- Explore the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on children and young people.

- Discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on healthcare staff.

- Give a global and pan life-course exploration of the impact of COVID-19.


Chair: Oli Sparasci, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust, Blackburn, United Kingdom

Tamsin Ford, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Richard Williams, University of South Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Nusrat Husain, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

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