FREE LIVE WEBINAR
COVID-19 and Frontline workers
Managing mental health of frontline essential workers and healthcare professionals
Friday 22 May 2020 from 1 – 2 pm
Join our free live webinar sponsored by Dr. Reddy’s in association with the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG). We will discuss the proactive efforts and interventions required to address the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of essential workers and healthcare professionals. Questions are welcome at the live webinar
The lockdown arising from the COVID-19 pandemic has not been universal. Essential workers, who are vital for the core functions of the economy and society, are still working. These heroic essential workers, which include healthcare professionals are braving the coronavirus frontlines everyday, risking their own lives to help others.
As the virus continues its relentless spread (and the worst is yet to come), the psychological stress on frontline workers will increase, compromising their mental health. Everyday they go to work, but are faced not only with protecting themselves, but also the fear of transmitting the virus to their families.They do this despite limited personal protective equipment (PPE).
The webinar will address:
Dr Antoinette Miric, Specialist Psychiatrist
She runs a private psychiatric practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. She started the initiative with colleagues - The Mental Health Care for COVID-19 Carers (Gauteng branch) in March 2020, with the South African Society of Psychiatrists. She has a passionate interest in the wellbeing of fellow healthcare workers and is working with SADAG on the Healthcare Workers Care Network (HWCN). Her special interests include the treatment of anxiety, mood and traumatic disorders.
Zamo Mbele, Clinical Psychologist
Zamo is a psychologist at both Tara and the WITS Donald Gordon Hospital. He is Vice Chairperson of the SADAG board, and a director of the Ububele Education Trust.
Cassey Chambers, Operations Director and Board Member, SADAG
Cassey has been part of SADAG for over 13 years and now the Operations Director and Board Member, she represents SADAG to help fight for patients rights and destigmatise mental health across the country through psychoeducation, advocacy, support services programme, school outreach and helping to tackle the stigma associated to mental health across the country.
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Dr Antoinette Miric
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