Playback: COVID-19 and rethinking loneliness and social isolation
Catch up on the Institute’s webinar focused on the impact of COVID-19 and rethinking loneliness and social isolation in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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 can watch the webinar and view the programme below.
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
Context Presentation – Loneliness and population health – what we know
Professor Roger O’Sullivan – Institute of Public Health
Commissioner Koulla Yiasouma – Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children & Young People
Martin Rogan – CEO at Mental Health Ireland
Professor Brian Lawlor – Consultant Psychiatrist
Denise Hayward – CEO at Volunteer Now Northern Ireland
The webinar took place on Thursday, February 25th, 2021.