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Mental health and well-being in the time of Covid-19

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  • UserProfessor Tamsin Ford (Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge)
  • ClockFriday 18 March 2022, 16:30-18:00
  • HouseZoom meeting.

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Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on the 11th of March 2020. Whilst children and young people are at lower risk of severe illness and death, they have arguably been amongst those most affected and least supported by the Covid-19 societal response. In this talk, I will draw on the available evidence to discuss what is known about the impacts of the pandemic on the mental health of children and young people, including the acute and chronic effects of Covid-19 illness, the impact on at-risk groups, and access to mental health services and education during the pandemic

Tamsin Ford is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on the effectiveness of interventions and the efficiency of services in relation to the mental health of children and young people, with a particular focus on the interface between education and health systems. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and set up the Child Mental Health Research Group at Exeter Medical School in 2007. She moved to Cambridge in October 2019.

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