Cambridge Conversations: The locked-down mind — how the COVID crisis is affecting our mental health and that of our children
Thursday 18 June 2020, 3.00pm to 3.50pm BST
Cambridge Conversations webinars allow you to listen, connect and engage with current Cambridge thinking, wherever you are.
COVID-19 has caused millions to surf waves of emotion from fear to grief to profound loneliness. The resulting lockdowns have deprived us of our usual lifestyles, removing us from the company of family and friends or — sometimes — intensifying contact. Our daily routines have disappeared as we work or study from home, “meet” people on screens and forego many of the pastimes we enjoy. Professor Ed Bullmore, Head of the Department of Psychiatry, and Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, expert in adolescent mental health, will be joined by facilitator Dr Chris Smith of The Naked Scientists to analyse the effects of COVID-19 and the world’s reaction. How do we — and our children — adapt mentally to a crisis of this scale, and what are the long-term ramifications?
You can take a look at our previous Cambridge Conversation webinars on YouTube.
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3pm Webinar begins
Conversation between speakers
Q&A facilitated by Dr Chris Smith
3.50pm Event close
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