Register now for the Institute of Public Health’s webinar focused on the impact of Covid-19 on loneliness in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The webinar will take place on Thursday, February 25th between 11am – 12.15pm and you can register here.
Loneliness is emerging as a key public health challenge for the population during the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence shows loneliness is a significant issue for population health, as people who experience loneliness have a poorer overall quality of life and physical and mental health.
You will hear from leading experts and community organisations on emerging evidence, policy and challenges for public health.
- Minister Mary Butler TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Mental Health and Older People
- Professor Siobhan O’Neill, Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland
- Professor Roger O’Sullivan, Institute of Public Health: Loneliness and population health – what we know
- Commissioner Koulla Yiasouma, Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People
- Martin Rogan, CEO at Mental Health Ireland
- Professor Brian Lawlor, Consultant Psychiatrist, Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, & Deputy Director at the Global Brain Health Institute
- Denise Hayward, CEO at Volunteer Now Northern Ireland
The webinar will be relevant to stakeholders with responsibility for public health in Ireland and Northern Ireland; health professionals; policymakers; national and local government; Healthy Ireland and Making Life Better networks; the community and voluntary sector; the research and academic community; and people with an interest in tackling loneliness.