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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.
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).
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
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