Mental Health in Times of COVID-19

More than 3 million people in Australia are dealing with anxiety and depression and numbers are continually growing in the face of COVID-19.

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Come and join us as we delve deep into discussions by our expert panel consisting of clinical psychologists, researchers,  telehealth experts, the front runners and innovators within this field, as we hear their insights into the effects of people's mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In this context, the 'A Healthier Start' Initiative in collaboration with RMIT's Mental Health Working Group and Research Partnerships come together to analyse the pandemic's impact on people's mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19 and how communities will be affected as we approach the new normal.

Our event will be opened by Prof Calum Drummond AO, DVC, R&I and Vice President and moderated by Prof Magdalena Plebanski, Director, Biomedical & Health Innovation (BHI) ECP.

Our exciting line-up of stellar spearers include:

External speakers

RMIT Internal speakers

A consolidated Panel Session will follow these presentations.

Hope you can join us!

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