Preparing for Pandemics: What About Mental Health? conference organised by RESPOND

Join us for our Final Conference in Barcelona!

This is the final conference organized by RESPOND, an EU-funded research project running from 2020 to 2024. The project aims to identify which groups are most at risk for adverse mental health effects due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to understand what determines that risk. RESPOND also examined whether mental health was included in the policy responses. Finally, RESPOND also implemented and adapted cost-effective programmes developed by the World Health Organisation (WHO): “Doing What Matters in Times of Stress” and “Problem Management Plus”, to help those in need, and identified effective strategies to improve health system preparedness in the event of a future pandemic.

During this event, RESPOND partners will present the final scientific results of the RESPOND project. There will also be a panel discussion with researchers, practitioners and policymakers to delve deeper into the implications and recommendations arising from the research.

Confirmed speakers include: Prof. Marit Sijbrandij (Chair), Dr Mark Humphrey Van Ommeren, Prof. Maria Melchior, Prof. Ellenor Mittendorfer-Rutz, Dr Wagner Silva-Ribeiro, Prof. Dr Vincent Lorant, Dr David McDaid, Dr Roberto Mediavilla, Dr Pablo Nicaise, Dr Marianna Purgato, and Dr Andrea Tortelli, among others.

To view the preliminary programme, please visit: Preliminary program – final event Barcelona

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details:

  • Date: Thu, 16 May 2024
  • Time: 09.00-17:00 (CEST).
  • Location: Barcelona School of Management, University Pompeu Fabra (UPF) Auditorium UPF – Balmes Building, C/ de Balmes, 132, 134, L’Eixample, 08008 Barcelona, Spain.
  • FREE registration.

This conference will take place in person in Barcelona. It is also possible to register for online attendance only.

To register for the event, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact: respond.fgb@vu.nl.

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