Mental Health Contagion – The Unspoken Story
12.00 – 12.15 Denise Brett & Andrei Tcaciuc – opening address
Introduction to Conference, Mental Health and Speakers
12.15 – 12.25 Dr Alin Dumitrescu – Consultant Psychiatrist
Psychiatry in time of Covid – Comparing the service provision and common psychiatric presentations prior,during and post Covid 19 together with their likely outcomes.
12.30 – 12.40 Dr Mou Sultana – PhD Perinatal Mental Health
‘Rights and Responsibilities: Learnings from the pandemic’. Clinical snippets that highlighted the differences between rights and responsibilities, and how such knowledge/discovery impacted individuals during the pandemic.
12.45 – 12.55 Donat Desmond – Psychoanalyst
‘Retro-viral, recollections of upheaval’ The mark of a profound work of Art is the personal impression that not merely are you looking at it, but that it not merely looks at, but scrutinises you. Donat Desmond a working psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Derry discusses this time of viral pandemic and living in the field of its influence as it looks at, scrutinises and speaks to us.
13.00 – 13.10 Dr Anda Dumitrescu – Paediatrician
Potential impact of Covid-19 for child development. Consequences of confinement in Paediatric eating disorders.
13.15 – 13.25 Denise Brett – Psychotherapist Children, Adolescents & Adults
Distortions in the space time continuum – the disintegration of life as we knew it, lack of structure and its impact on society..
13.30 – 13.40 Andrei Tcaciuc – Psychotherapist, Bereavement and Loss
Lockdown, loss and mental health. What was lost in lockdown? Clinical observations of the impact of losses caused by the pandemic and their repercussions on mental health.