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Depression in Adults Supporting People through Covid-19

Wednesday 20 Oct 2021


Find out more about virtual attendance

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Chaired by Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, this virtual conference focuses on Depression in Adults – supporting people through Covid-19. National update sessions will focus on meeting the increased demand for services, 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 young adults in higher education, supporting healthcare professionals, people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and those experiencing depression as a co-morbid symptom of Long Covid.

“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)…One in eight adults (12.9%) developed moderate to severe depressive symptoms during the pandemic, while a further 6.2% of the population continued to experience this level of depressive symptoms; around 1 in 25 adults (3.5%) saw an improvement over this period.”

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

“Early modelling suggests that a large proportion of the additional demand for mental health services will be for anxiety and depression.”

NHS Reset 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 people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
    • NHS clinical staff
    • Depression in people experiencing symptoms of Long Covid
  • Develop your skills Identifying and treating more complex and treatment resistant 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

100% of delegates at our previous conference on this subject would recommend it to a colleagues 

Chair and Speakers Include:

Sean Duggan

Chief Executive
Mental Health Network

Thomas Dunning

Director & Motivational Speaker
Mental Health Runner

Dr Claire Blount

Clinical Psychologist, Staff Wellbeing Psychology Team
North Bristol NHS Trust

Virtual Attendance

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

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. 

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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 with your key audience  
  • 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.

Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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