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.

 Closing Remarks

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