India has experienced a severe COVID-19 outbreak, that took the lives of 431,674 people with 32,225,159 cases (by August 15, 2021). COVID-19 has significant negative implications for mental health and well-being. This leads to increased level of depression, anxiety and sleep disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. The pandemic has also increased alcohol consumption, and substance use and an increase in domestic violence.
The webinars would like to highlight the possible reasons of these developments and bring professional and public attention to these important matters. They aim to stress the importance to acknowledge these conditions, and to seek, and find, and receive professional healthcare and support.
The following themes will be covered in the Second Webinar;
'How to protect your mental health during COVID-19 outbreak'
Dr. Kattiya Ratanadilok,
Director of Justice Research and Development Institute
'General recommendations and special techniques for reducing/managing stress during a pandemic COVID-19 or other similar stress inducing situations'
Francis Grace Duka-Pante,
Health Education Professor, University of the Philippines and Director, ASEAN Training Center for Preventive Drug Education
'I Lost Some. Others Too. We Got Through This Together. Indonesian Women Experience During COVID19 Pandemic.'
Gender, Disability & Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Adviser for Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Justice 2 (AIPJ2)
'Recommendations for action to address mental health provision.'
Arun Kandasamy, MD
Additional Professor of Psychiatry, Consultant under Centre for Addiction Medicine