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Webinar on Mental Health and Primary Care ‘Addressing mental health needs of healthcare workers’

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

 The webinar about ‘Addressing mental health needs of healthcare workers’ Health Policy Platform COVID-19 mental health support network  16 October 2020, 10.30 – 12.00 hosted by EFPC. Couldn't get the chance to participate, summary of the webinar is on the attached file!!

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Supporting Mental Health in Primary Care Doctors

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

A fantastic presentation by Dr Ian Walton Member of the European Forum for Primary Care Mental Health Working as part of the PRIMORE Project.  Dr Ian Walton Member of the European Forum for Primary Care Mental Health Working Group; I was pleased to represent the EFPC mental health working group at a European Union Mental Health Policy Platform Webinar about addressing the mental health needs of healthcare workers and looking for good practice a...

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Covid mental health support - Invitation to Health Policy Platform network

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

Dear NGO representatives, DG SANTE has recently set up a special space within the EU Health Policy Platform called “COVID19 mental health support” to discuss and share information on the effects of Covid-19 on the mental health of the European citizens, patients, professionals and carers. While all interested organizations can register in this newly developed space, your organizations’ participation is particularly welcome.   Attached please f...

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Mental Health in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Emergency—The Italian Response

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

Departments of Mental Health need to be equipped with appropriate e-health technologies and procedures to cope with situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, interventions are needed to mitigate the potentially harmful consequences of quarantine. Departments of Mental Health should be able to assume a leadership position in the psychosocial management of disasterlike situations, and this requires the acquisition of new skills, notab...

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Mental health and psychological resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

“With the disruptive effects of COVID-19 – including social distancing – currently dominating our daily lives, it is important that we check on each other, call and video-chat, and are mindful of and sensitive to the unique mental health needs of those we care for. Our anxiety and fears should be acknowledged and not be ignored, but better understood and addressed by individuals, communities and governments,” Dr Hans Kluge noted

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Fear can be more harmful than the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

The acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 outbreak is a global public health issue. Fear and stigma are growing due to misinformation and unfounded rumors. As a global community, we need solidarity instead of stigma to limit the spread of corona virus disease 2019. Open and transparent information on the outbreak to the global public, and administrative warning from authorities in every country are necessary to reduce fear and discrimination.

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Isolation because of Corona triggers psychological problems, such as panic disorder, anxiety and depression

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) epidemic emerged in Wuhan, China, spread nationwide and then onto half a dozen other countries between December 2019 and early 2020. The implementation of unprecedented strict quarantine measures in China has kept a large number of people in isolation and affected many aspects of people’s lives. It has also triggered a wide variety of psychological problems, such as panic disorder, anxiety and depression. T...

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Interprofessional research and organizational co-creation

PRIMORE PROJECT - Mental Health in PC

Following the webinar InterProfessional Collaboration in Research (you haven't seen the webinar yet? Look at youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV5lGDrcMiE) the EFPC working group mental health had an inspiring online meeting this morning with Mental Health Europe (MHE). MHE is an European non-governmental network organisation committed to the promotion of positive mental health, the prevention of mental distress, the improvement of care, a...

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