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Depression in Adults Supporting People through Covid-19

This Conference is now Closed

Find out more about virtual attendance

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This virtual conference focuses on the important issues of Depression in Adult – supporting people through Covid-19. National update sessions and case studies will focus on meeting the increased demand, ensuring access, and providing effective treatment and management. Case studies will highlight best practice and challenges in managing people with depression experiencing social isolation and loneliness, supporting healthcare professionals, people from BAME backgrounds, and those experiencing depression as a co-morbid symptom of long covid.

We know the pandemic has had a huge impact on people’s mental health.

Nadine Dorries Minister for Mental Health Nadine Dorries, July 2020

Almost one in five adults (19.2%) were likely to be experiencing some form of depression during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in June 2020; this had almost doubled from around 1 in 10 (9.7%) before the pandemic (July 2019 to March 2020).

Coronavirus and depression in adults, Great Britain: June 2020, Office for National Statistics, August

Recessions are terrible news for the nation’s mental health. Debt, unemployment and poverty are linked to higher rates of anxiety disorders, alcohol use, depression, and even suicide

Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, August 2020

This virtual conference will enable you to:
• Network with colleagues who are working to improve support for people experiencing depression through the pandemic 
• Reflect on a lived experience of depression through Covid-19
• Learn from outstanding practice in ensuring access including online interventions
• Meeting demand and delivering effective treatment in Primary Care
• Reflect on national developments and learning
• Learn from case studies in high risk groups emerging during Covid-19 including 
-    Depression, loneliness and social isolation in older people 
-    People from BAME backgrounds
-    NHS clinical staff
-    Depression in people experiencing symptoms of Long Covid 
• Develop your skills Identifying and treating more complex and treatment resistant depression and how to differentiate and manage bipolar depression
• Ensure you are up to date with the latest best practice evidence 
• Self assess and reflect on your own practice
• Gain cpd accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

For the full benefits and all our virtual training titles click here

Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience o 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Supporting Organisations